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UNI to play UNLV in MVC vs MWC Basketball Challenge

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The Missouri Valley Conference and the Mountain West Conference have announced next season's pairings for the Challenge Series between the two conferences. All 10 games will take place within a six-day span in late November/early December. The agreement between the Mountain West and Missouri Valley conferences is in the third year of a four-year term. 

The University of Northern Iowa will play host to the UNLV Runnin' Rebels Nov. 29 in the McLeod Center as a part of the MWC/MVC series.

UNI and UNLV have met on two previous occasions. UNI won the first matchup between the two schools in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. UNI scored a 69-66 win over UNLV in an NCAA first round matchup in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on March 18, 2010. Ali Farokhmanesh drained a three-pointer with 4.9 seconds left to provide the three-point win for the Panthers and move UNI on to its second-round tilt with No. 1-seeded Kansas. UNLV posted a 73-59 win over UNI in Las Vegas on Dec. 19, 2012.
 

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