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UNI women fall to Missouri State 71-58 in MVC final

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MOLINE, Ill. (KWWL) -

Shots just didn't seem to fall for the UNI women's basketball team as the Missouri Valley Conference regular season champs fell 71-58 to 3rd seeded Missouri State in the conference final. The Bears win secured the MVC's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

UNI trailed most of the contest, but rallied within 4 with 3:20 remaining in the third quarter. Missouri State, however, outscored the Panthers 27-18 over the final 11 minutes to take the contest.

Madison Weekly led the Panthers with 17 points, but hit just 1 of 6 shots from beyond the arc. Sharnae Lamar added a career high 16.

Tyonna Snow led Missouri State with 17 points in the win.

The loss likely ends the Panthers' NCAA tournament hopes, but UNI is guaranteed a spot in the WNIT as the regular season champions of the Missouri Valley.

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