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It is media day for the Northern Iowa men's basketball program...

Ben Jacobson lost talented seniors Jeremy Morgan and Jordan Ashton--but the Panthers return a good nucleus of players.

The Panthers have many players who have been a part of the program for some time and intimately know Jacobson's system.

UNI returns three of its top five scorers--including senior Bennett Koch and Klint Karlson...

Coach Jacobson says he likes the makeup of this year's squad because it has a good mix of leadership and experience--with many of the players having played meaningful games in February and March.

The Panthers missed the "Big Dance" last spring...But coach Jake is excited about this season...And it starts with his seniors.

Ben Jacobson said, "Things that they have done to prepare themselves for a season it would go back to last spring it is the best spring they have had, the best summer they had and it has been the best fall that they have had.It is nice to have experience it is nice to get older those things will help--Ted, Bennett and Klint in terms of leadership--there isn't anything like preparing yourself."

UNI opens the season November 10th at defending national champion North Carolina.

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