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UNI lose two straight on the road

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UNI ATHLETICS
Taryn Wharton led the team with 16 points against the Bluejays.

Over this past week, the UNI women’s basketball team went on a two game road trip. They first tr-veled to South Dakota to play on Wednesday, Nov. 29, and then traveled to Omaha, Neb. to play against Creighton on Sunday Dec. 3. Unfortunately they were unable to get a win in either of these games, and are on a six-game losing streak. 

Maya McDermott had a solid game against the Coyotes with 11 points. (UNI ATHLETICS)

South Dakota jumped out ahead of the Panthers early in the game, starting with a 7-0 lead. The Panthers did a good job of not letting it get much bigger than that for the rest of the first half. At halftime, the Panthers trailed 40-34. In the second half, the Coyotes took over the game. They extended the six-point lead all the way to 23 at the end of the third. They coasted the rest of the way and beat the Panthers 84-65.

The Panthers then went to play Creighton. The Bluejays came out on fire against the Panthers, making six 3-pointers in the first quarter. Behind the great shooting, they grabbed a big 32-15 lead at the end of the first quarter. The great shooting did not stop there, as they added five more 3-point baskets in the second quarter, and continued to grow their lead. They led big over the Panthers, 57-25 after the half. There was no let up from the hot shooting Bluejays in the second half, as they continued to dominate. It was a rough night for the Panthers, as the Bluejays sent them back home with a 115-62 loss. 

The Panthers struggled in these two away games, but get some time off before their next game. The Panthers will be back home at the McLeod Center on Saturday, Dec. 9, when they play host to South Dakota State. They will then wrap up the non-conference schedule before conference play begins, with a matchup with Iowa State in Ames on Dec. 20.

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