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Sports Illustrated cover to feature UNI

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The red-hot UNI Panthers find themselves on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated almost five years after the team was first featured.

The 30-3 men's basketball team just won the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and are awaiting Selection Sunday, when they will find out where they're going for the NCAA Tournament.

The new cover features the unbeaten Kentucky Wildcats with the headline, "Who Can Catch The Cats?"

Pictures of Seth Tuttle, Wes Washpun and Nate Buss are shown beneath Kentucky's cover photo.

UNI's Ali Farokhmanesh was featured on the SI cover in March 2010 after the Panthers upset Kansas in the tournament.

The new issue will be available on Wednesday for tablet subscribers, Thursday and Friday for everyone else. Subscribers and newsstands in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana will receive the UNI cover.

**Photo credits are as follows (Al Tielemans/Sports Illustrated, Doug McSchooler, Associated Press, Isaiah J. Downing/USA Today Sports, Skip Rowland/Associated Press)

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