Missouri State (10-15, 6-7 MVC) knocked down a season-high 11 3-pointers and shot 45.5 percent from the field, but never led and lost 83-69 to the UNI Panthers at McLeod Center. Chris Kendrix scored five 3-pointers en route to his third straight 20-point game. He finished with 20 points and 8 rebounds, while Jarred Dixon also contributed 15 points for the Bears.
UNI was led by Jeremy Morgan with a game-high 21 points, while Matt Bohannon and Bennett Koch added 19 points apiece. The Panthers finished 44.3 percent from the field and 10 treys.
The Bears return to JQH Arena for three of their next four games, including Saturday’s 3 p.m. matchup against Indiana State on Hall of Fame Weekend.