Northern Iowa Panthers take on Loyola Chicago Ramblers on 5-game winning streak

Loyola Chicago Ramblers (23-7, 13-5 MVC) vs. Northern Iowa Panthers (19-10, 14-4 MVC) St. Louis; Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST DOWN…

Loyola Chicago Ramblers (23-7, 13-5 MVC) vs. Northern Iowa Panthers (19-10, 14-4 MVC)

Saint Louis; Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Northern Iowa looks to extend its five-game winning streak with a win over Loyola Chicago.

The Panthers are 10-4 at home. Northern Iowa ranks fourth in the MVC in shooting 35.6 percent from downtown, led by Drew Daniel in shooting 50 percent from 3-pointers.

The Ramblers are 13-5 against opponents MVC. Loyola Chicago leads the MVC with 15.3 assists. Braden Norris paces the Ramblers with 4.1.

The teams are meeting for the third time this season. Northern Iowa won the last meeting 102-96 on Feb. 26. AJ Green scored 32 points to help lead Northern Iowa to victory, and Lucas Williamson scored 29 points for Loyola Chicago.

TOP PERFORMERS: Green is shooting 41.9 percent and averaging 19 points for the Panthers. Trae Berhow is averaging 1.1 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Northern Iowa.

Norris is averaging 10 points and 4.1 assists for the Ramblers. Williamson is averaging 11.4 points in Loyola Chicago’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 9-1, averaged 90.6 points, 24.4 rebounds, 12.9 assists, 5.3 steals and 0.7 blocks per game while shooting 52.8 percent from the field . Their opponents are averaging 82.5 points per game.

Ramblers: 7-3, averaging 82.8 points, 32.9 rebounds, 16.9 assists, nine steals and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting 53.1 percent from the field. Their opponents average 65.1 points.

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