UNI prepares for another hoops giant(WDAY Sports) - Ben Jacobson has been the toast of the country the past few days.
By: Dom Izzo, WDAY
His team gracing the cover of this week's sports illustrated after his Northern Iowa Panthers knocked out top overall seed Kansas in the NCAA tournament.
But the Mayville native knows it's time to stop accepting congratulations and focus back on the floor.
The panthers are in St Louis, where they won the Missouri Valley title, getting ready to face another hoops giant, Michigan State.
“These guys have a unique way of doing that, being very focused in our preparation but also being loose. They’ve continued to do that this week, with more things on their plate, and new step for our program. They've continued to be who they are all year long.”
It's a 8:30 tip-off tomorrow night. No Missouri Valley team has made the elite 8 since 1981.