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UNI’s Ben Jacobson Furious With Missouri Valley Decision To Cancel Quarterfinal Round Game

Cedar Falls, Iowa — Northern Iowa basketball coach Ben Jacobson says it was a mistake to cancel Friday’s Missouri Valley Tournament quarterfinal round game against Drake.

A UNI player tested positive for COVID after Thursday night’s opening round win against Illinois State but the test came back negative Friday morning after it was run, again.

Jacobson says there should have been another test administered to determine if it was a false positive. The Missouri Valley says city of St. Louis protocols were followed in the decision to cancel the game and they overruled conference protocols.

Jacobson says he is even more upset with the decision today than he was on Friday.

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