CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- UNI sophomore Austin Phyfe earned Missouri Valley Conference player of the week honors after the Panthers clinched their first regular season title since 2010.
Phyfe combined for 27 points and 21 rebounds in UNI's wins over Evansville and Drake. His biggest performance came in Des Moines where he tallied 17 points and a season high tying 18 boards in the Panthers' clinching win.
UNI will take the top seed in to this week's conference tournament in Saint Louis. The Panthers' open up on Friday against the winner of Thursday's contest between Drake and Illinois State.