The Drexel Dragons will continue their match to the NIT Tournament's Final Four Sunday, as they host the Northern Iowa Panthers in a Sweet 16 match-up at the Daskalakis Athletic Center in Philadelphia Pa. (11 a.m. ET on ESPN). The winner advance to the Elite 8 to play the UMass Minutemen, who defeated the Seton Hall Pirates on Saturday.
The Dragons (28-6), the No. 3 seed in the Region 3 Bracket, moved onto the Sweet 16 by downing Central Florida Knights on Wednesday. The victory was Drexel's 20th in 21 tries, and improved the Dragons home record for this season to 14-0.
Drexel is paced by guard Frantz Massenat who averages 13.7 points per game and 4.7 assists per game, while froward Samme Givens is the Dragons inside threat collecting a team-best 7.9 rebounds per game.
Meanwhile, the Panthers (20-13) are from the Missouri Valley Conference and led by Anthony James (12.7 ppg). However, UNI advanced to the Sweet 16 behind 23 points and 11 rebound performance from Seth Tuttle, who helped the Panthers down the Saint Joseph's Hawks on Wednesday.
Here's the Drexel vs. UNI game time, TV schedule and betting odds:
Location: Daskalakis Athletic Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
Game Time: 11 a.m.
TV Information: ESPN
Announcers: Jim Barbar (play-by-play) and LaPhonso Ellis (color commentary)
Betting odds: Drexel is a 7 1/2-point favorite.