first_imgUNI (10-6, 3-1 MVC) is on a three-game winning streak since it was edged in its league opener on Jan. 4 at Illinois State by just two points. In addition, the Panthers have won seven consecutive games at home. Sophomore Karli Rucker is UNI’s top scorer at 15.3 points per game. CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team stays inside the state for its only game this week when it visits UNI Friday night. Tipoff at the McLeod Center is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the in-state Missouri Valley Conference contest will be streamed on ESPN3. The series started in 1975 and Friday’s game will be the 87th all-time meeting between the longtime in-state rivals who have played at least twice every season since the 1984-85 campaign. Drake leads the all-time series, 63-24, and holds a 7-3 advantage in the past 10 meetings. Drake (12-4, 4-0 MVC) makes the trip to Cedar Falls coming off wins over Loyola and Valparaiso in the team’s only home games in January. The Bulldogs controlled the paint and dominated the boards as they played all 12 players in each win. No Bulldog played more than 25 minutes in either victory. The duo of Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) and Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) provided a 1-2 scoring punch as they averaged 18.0 and 17.5 points, respectively, in the victories. Story Links Following Friday’s game, Drake stays on the road as it closes the month at Indiana State and Evansville, Jan. 25 and 27. Both games in Indiana will be streamed on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version Live Stats ESPN3 Drake Game Notes last_img

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