Men’s College Basketball: Jacobson a Finalist for Coach of the Year

Cedar Falls — UNI head men’s basketball coach Ben Jacobson has been named one of 20 finalists for the 2022 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year Award.

The annual award is presented to the top mid-major men’s basketball coach in NCAA Division I.

This season, Jacobson coached the Panthers to a 20-12 overall record and 14-4 mark in MVC play, securing the program’s fourth overall regular season conference title, and third outright championship.

He orchestrated two All-MVC honors for his players in A.J. Green and Bowen Born.

UNI earned the league’s automatic berth to the NIT, where the Panthers were defeated by BYU in the second round.