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Northern Iowa wins best upset at ESPYs

University of Northern Iowa's Adam Koch (34), left, and Kansas guard Xavier Henry (1) run for a loose Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Oklahoma City.

University of Northern Iowa's Adam Koch (34), left, and Kansas guard Xavier Henry (1) run for a loose Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Oklahoma City.

July 15, 2010

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The University of Northern Iowa basketball team was honored for its second-round NCAA Tournament victory over Kansas University at Wednesday’s ESPY Awards show in Los Angeles. UNI coach Ben Jacobson, guard Ali Farokhmanesh and forward Adam Koch accepted the trophy.

“Why don’t you pass it over to Adam,” Jacobson said. “I’m afraid Ali might shoot that thing.”

Farokhmanesh hit the clinching three-pointer in the Panthers’ upset victory in Oklahoma City.

In the Best Upset category, UNI beat out: golfer Y.E. Yang, who edged Tiger Woods in the 2009 PGA Championship; Frankie Edgar, who stunned MMA fighter B.J. Penn; and the Hawaii softball squad, which defeated No. 1 Alabama.

Comments

CreatureComforts 4 years, 5 months ago

I think that if anyone got outside of their little bubble of "if it's not KU, I'm not watching", and knew how very, very good UNI really was this past year, the fact that they beat us really wasn't all that surprising.

maxcrabb 4 years, 5 months ago

Sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes...

Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 5 months ago

Good reminder that KU needs to do more than show up in uniform to win games...

UNI may have been good, but they weren't supposed to beat #1 Kansas. Face it, KU didn't take UNI seriously and got smacked in the lips. If they play like they did that day, there are plenty of teams that can beat them.

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