UNI gains national TV spot against Va Commonwealth

CEDAR FALLS – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team will host Virginia Commonwealth on Dec. 14 in front of a national TV audience on ESPNU at 11 a.m. in the McLeod Center.

The matchup features two of the 11 programs in the nation that have won a postseason game in each of the last four seasons – joining elite company in Butler, BYU, Creighton, Gonzaga, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio State, Purdue and Syracuse.

UNI is coming off a 21-15 season – its fifth straight 20-win campaign.

VCU and UNI met in the 2012 Bracketbusters in Richmond, Va., with the Rams winning 77-68.