Team preview: Northern Iowa

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2005-06 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 21, 2005, 1:31 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

Greg McDermott figured the Panthers were going somewhere for the postseason, but he wasn't sure where.

After losing in the quarterfinals of the MVC Tournament, UNI seem to have a better chance at an NIT bid last. But, the NCAA decided to send the Panthers to a different tournament -- The Big Dance.

Again.

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