Northern Iowa: NCAA Giant Killers

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

On paper, the University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team doesn't look like it should be in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. Coach Ben Jacobson has no stars, he doesn't have to worry that someone will be drafted by the NBA every two years, and he's still searching for talent. But the team toppled the overwhelming favorite in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament when it beat Kansas.

Pat Blank reports for Iowa Public Radio.

Related NPR Stories



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.