The UNI Panthers will head to Madison, Wisconsin, to face Pepperdine in the NCAA tournament. The Panthers learned their fate during Sunday’s selection show.
The draw comes on the heels of UNI’s first Missouri Valley Conference tournament title in seven years. They defeated Illinois State 3-1 to earn the MVC’s automatic bid. The Panthers also won the regular season title for the first time since 2013.
UNI and Pepperdine get going at 5 pm on Thursday night. The winner advances to face the winner of sixth seeded Wisconsin and Green Bay.