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UNI women rout Southern Illinois 67-43 to advance to MVC final

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MOLINE, Ill. (KWWL) -

Madison Weekly scored 21 as the top seeded UNI Panthers rolled past 4 seed Southern Illinois 67-43 to advance to the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Championship.

The Panthers shot 49% from the floor and hit 8 3-pointers in the victory. Weekly hit 5 of 7 shots from behind the arc, all coming in the first half.

UNI took control early and outscored the Salukis 21-6 in a dominant second quarter to hold a 24 point halftime lead, their largest of the year.

In addition to Weekly's 21, Jen Keitel added 10, shooting a perfect 5 for 5 from the floor.

The Panthers advance to face either 2nd seeded Drake or 3rd Seeded Missouri State in Sunday's championship game.

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