CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Chip Rank scored 18 points to lead UNI to an 86-52 blowout over Coe on Monday night.
Rank set the pace with 7-of-10 shooting from the floor in the first 13 minutes of action. But the score seesawed until two layups by Wes Washpun favored the Panthers (1-1) 26-21 toward the end of the first half. Washpun made 3-of-3 free throws as well, as the Panthers pulled away. Marvin Singleton had a career-high 13 rebounds once he subbed in at 5:28 of the first half.
The Kohawks (0-1) established a brief 13-10 lead at 13:04, but couldn't keep it. Matt Vonderhaar, who was 3-of-5, sank a 3-pointer during the drive and finished with 10 points.
UNI has the longest active win streak in the Missouri Valley Conference, with five consecutive 20-win seasons.