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UNI basketball preps for 2008-09 campaign


Cedar Falls, Iowa -- It's hard to believe, but the UNI basketball team returns to action in just over a week as they open their exhibition season hosting the University of Dubuque.

Expectations in Cedar Falls are once again sky high.  The Panthers haven't suffered through a losing season since 2003, but they're setting their goals even higher than that.  Ben Jacobson's team is looking to return to the big dance after missing out the past 2 seasons--

The last 2 years we came up a little short," says junior center Jordan Eglseder, "everyone on the team's that much more excited this year that we get to start a new season and hopefully we make it there at the end of the year."

Junior forward Adam Koch agrees, "I've never been a part of postseason play here.  It bothers me.  I don't like that.  It's the same way with a lot of other guys, too.  We're working really hard this offseason.  We have a good team.  We can do a lot of things.  We've got to keep up the hard work and concentrate on the little things to hopefully have a lot of success this year."

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