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UNI advances at Arch Madness with win over Illinois State
The UNI men’s basketball team advanced to the Quarterfinal round of the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament with a 75-62 win over Illinois State on Thursday afternoon. The Panthers jumped out to a nice lead in the first half and led 44-28 at the break. Illinois State would climb back as close as 6 points with just under 8 minutes left but the Panthers responded with a Bowen Born 3 to push the lead back out and seal the win.
Born finished with 23 points to lead all scorers and he added 5 assists. Michael Duax added 19 points and Tytan Anderson poured in 16. UNI improved to 14-17 on the season.
Illinois State was led by 19 points from Seneca Knight and 18 from Kendall Lewis. The Redbirds end the season at 11-21.
UNI advances to face top seeded Bradley on Friday at Noon in the Quarterfinals.