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Panthers have eyes on a bigger prize

Northern Iowa's first-round foe could be in for an unpleasant surprise

Originally Published: March 7, 2010
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- When the NCAA tournament pairings roll out next Sunday night, some luckless team is going to draw a mid-major opponent that poses high-major problems.

It will draw Northern Iowa.

The Panthers may not look like much in a bracket, or even in a layup line. But that changes at tipoff.

Some "name" team will draw an opponent skilled in the art of strangulation defense. An opponent dedicated to frustration tempo. An opponent that cares for the basketball as ...

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