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Northern Iowa Panthers

The Northern Iowa Panthers are coming off a season in which they finished tied for fourth in the Missouri Valley but they got hot at the right time and won the Missouri Valley conference tournament to reach the NCAA Tournament.  The Panthers shocked Texas in the opening round and they should have reached the Sweet Sixteen but Northern Iowa had a historic collapse as they blew a big lead late and lost to Texas A&M.

The Panthers lost three starters from last year’s team including Wes Washpun who led the team in scoring at 14.2 points per game. Northern Iowa also lost second-leading scorer Matt Bohannon and they will also miss Paul Jesperson.

Northern Iowa brought in a lot of newcomers including freshman Juwan McCloud who could start immediately. Spencer Haldeman and Isaiah Brown might also see playing time in the backcourt as freshmen. The frontcourt newcomers are Lincoln Conrey, Justin Dahl and Luke McDonnell.

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2016-2017 NCAA Championship Odds: 1000-1

2015-2016 Record: 23-13, 11-7 Missouri Valley

2015-2016 Postseason: NCAA Tournament

2016-2017 Northern Iowa Panthers Betting

The Panthers were a good team to bet on last season going 21-13-1 ATS and they may have a tough time matching that record this season.

The only senior on Northern Iowa is Jeremy Morgan who averaged 11.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists last season. He should get some help in the backcourt from Wyatt Lohaus who will take over at the point. The frontcourt is led by returning starter Bennett Koch Clint Carlson who should start this season after averaging 7.4 points off the bench last season.

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2016 Northern Iowa Panthers Betting Statistics

ATS
OVERALL HOME AWAY
21-13-1 10-3-0 6-8-0
O/U
OVERALL HOME AWAY
15-20-0 4-9-0 7-7-0

Northern Iowa Panthers Team Leaders

  Player Numbers
Points Wes Washpun 14.2
Assists Wes Washpun 5.3
Rebounds Jeremy Morgan 5.2
FG % Jeremy Morgan 48.5
Steals Jeremy Morgan 1.9
Blocks Jeremy Morgan 0.9

Northern Iowa Panthers Offense

  Season Stats Rank
Points / G 68.8 269
Field Goal % 45.5 91
3 Point % 37.4 46
Free Throw % 75.7 16
Rebounds / G 30.3 344

Northern Iowa Panthers Defense

Season Stats Rank
Points / G 64.0 19
Field Goal % 42.3 105
3 Point % 32.1 50
Free Throw % 72.0 287
Rebounds / G 32.1 155

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2016-2017 Projected Starting Lineup

Juwan McCloud, Guard

Wyatt Lohaus, Guard

Jeremy Morgan, Guard

Klint Carlson, Forward

Bennett Koch, Forward

Northern Iowa Panthers Picks

The Panthers were not picked to win the Missouri Valley last season and they won’t be picked to win it this season but Northern Iowa has a lot of talent.  They could be deeper than they were a year ago and the Panthers are extremely well coached. As is the case with many mid-major teams it all comes down to the conference tournament to decide an NCAA Tournament berth. The Panthers are capable of getting hot again and making the big dance but even if they miss out they should qualify for the NIT or CBI.

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2016-2017 Northern Iowa Panthers Regular Season Schedule

  • 11/17/2016 vs. ArizonaState - San Juan,Puerto Rico
  • 11/18/2016 vs. Oklahoma orTulane - San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 11/20/2016 TBD - San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 11/26/2016 at Xavier
  • 11/30/2016 George Mason
  • 12/3/2016 at Wyoming
  • 12/7/2016 SouthDakota State
  • 12/10/2016 NorthDakota
  • 12/17/2016 vs. Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa
  • 12/21/2016 at NorthCarolina
  • 12/28/2016 Missouri State
  • 1/1/2017 at Evansville
  • 1/4/2017 at Loyola
  • 1/8/2017 Wichita State
  • 1/11/2017 at Bradley
  • 1/15/2017 Drake
  • 1/18/2017 Loyola
  • 1/21/2017 at Southern Illinois
  • 1/25/2017 Evansville
  • 1/28/2017 at Drake
  • 2/1/2017 at Illinois State
  • 2/4/2017 Indiana State
  • 2/8/2017 Southern Illinois
  • 2/12/2017 at Missouri State
  • 2/15/2017 Bradley
  • 2/18/2017 at Wichita State
  • 2/22/2017 at Indiana State
  • 2/25/2017 Illinois State

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