But that game will be at JQH Arena Saturday night.
Tip off is 8:00 p.m. for the game that will be televised coast to coast on ESPNU.
Missouri State center Tyler McCullough's been cleared to practice after battling a concussion.
He'll be a game time decision.
Back in mid-January the Bears and Panthers got into a shootout, and Northern Iowa won 94-89.
Paul Lusk says his Bears cannot afford to do that again Saturday night.
"I think our biggest focus is not to get into a scoring battle with them," said MSU senior Keith Pickens. "Anytime when it's up high with scoring it's not good for the Bears. We'll try to contain their offense a lot more and get out on their shooters..."