Next Victim.. Northern Iowa...

John OpieCorrespondent IMarch 23, 2010

CHICAGO - MARCH 09:  Sparty, the mascot of the Michigan State Spartans performs against the Wisconsin Badgers during the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Conference Tournament March 9, 2007 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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So who is Northern Iowa.. and how did they get here….

They beat Kansas.. They beat the #1 team Kansas… Even though Kansas had a high shot percentage and more rebounds, NIU beat them on turnovers…  They are a dangerous team.. The ailing Spartans need to be prepared…

 Before Kansas they beat UNLV.. the win against the Running Rebs was the first NCAA tourney win in 20 years for the Northern Iowa panthers.. The Panthers from Cedar falls Iowa, swept the Missouri Valley Conference’s regular-season and postseason titles for the second straight year. So I think they have something to prove… How far they will go is up for debate...

Take a look at how they match up on paper thanks to StatSheet .com

More later….

Sparty On !!