Jan. 9, 2013
UNI Game Notes
Bradley Game Notes (Available by 5 p.m. Friday)
Missouri State Lady Bears (8-5/0-1 MVC) at
UNI Panthers (6-8/1-1 MVC), 7:00 p.m. Thursday
Bradley Braves (6-7/0-2 MVC), 2:00 p.m. Saturday
Location: Cedar Falls, Iowa/Peoria, Ill.
Site: McLeod Center (6,750)/Renaissance Coliseum (4,200)
Radio: KTXR 101.3 FM
Live Audio: RadioSpringfield.com
Live Video: UNI (pay) -- UNI (free-ESPN3) -- Bradley
Live Stats: UNI -- Bradley
The Missouri State Lady Bears (8-5, 0-1 MVC) continue their conference-opening three-game road trip Thursday at 7 p.m. with a visit to Northern Iowa (6-8, 1-1) for a match-up between the last two MVC regular season champions.
Missouri State began league play Jan. 3 with a 76-64 loss at Wichita State.
Thursday's game will be televised on the Ozarks CW in the Springfield area, as well as streamed worldwide on ESPN3.com.
The Lady Bears play at Bradley Jan. 12 before hosting Drake on Jan. 19 in the latest conference home opener in school history.
Missouri State owns a 46-19 lead in the series with UNI after snapping a four-game losing streak to the Panthers on March 1 of last season. MSU is 17-14 in Cedar Falls, last winning in 2010.
Missouri State is 44-22 all-time against Bradley, including a 17-12 mark in Peoria. The teams have split the last 10 meetings, and the road team has won the last four in the series excluding last year's MVC Tournament victory by the Lady Bears. Missouri State won 79-70 in Peoria last season.
UNI is 6-8 overall and 1-1 in conference play after opening with a 72-41 loss at Illinois State and winning at Indiana State, 54-52. The Panthers are led by 2011 MVC Player of the Year Jacqui Kalin, who averages 17.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in her sixth year of eligibility after a knee injury kept her out last season.
As a team, UNI scores 59.3 points and allows 63.1 while shooting 37.2 percent overall, 33.7 percent on 3-pointers and 69.4 percent from the foul line. The Panthers attempt over 43 percent of their field goals from 3-point land.
Bradley is 6-7 overall entering its Thursday game with Wichita State and leads the MVC in scoring at 72.8 points per game. The Braves lost at Indiana State (55-54) and Illinois State (81-65) in the first weekend of league play.
Four Bradley players score in double figures, led by Shronda Butts at 13.3 per contest, and the Braves shoot 39.3 percent from the floor, 27.7 percent on 3-pointers and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. BU allows 73.1 points per game on 41.5 percent shooting.