It was over when - Matt Bohannon made a 3-pointer to put UNI up 49-30 with 7:54 to play. It was a back-and-forth game for most of the first half, but Bohannon's shot capped a 16-2 run. The Panthers didn't shoot all that well today (9-29 from behind the arc), but defense won in the second half.
Game ball - Wes Washpun. Utilizing a little full-court pressure got Bradley out of what it was trying to do, and Washpun was at the front of it. His quickness caused problems, and he also made some noise on the offensive end, going 3 of 4 from the field for 11 points and three assists.
What it all means - One more home game remains before the trip to Wichita State. For those of you counting.
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Of note - For the second-straight game, Seth Tuttle was bottled up. Quick double teams did it at Loyola, Bradley threw a box-and-one at him. Tuttle was held to nine points on just four field goal attempts. It doesn't hurt as much when other Panthers are making 3-pointers but there were a lot of misses today.
Sights and sounds - Halftime shows at the McLeod Center this year have been a stream of cheerleader tumbling routines, honoring a line of people and novelty checks to various charities. There hasn't been any halftime "shows" as there has in year's past. I'm guessing that's UNI's way of saving a couple thousand dollars because something like Quick Change wouldn't have attracted any more fans than the 11th-ranked team in the country would.
Up next - UNI will host Evansville, the only team to hand the Panthers a Missouri Valley Conference loss, Wednesday.