Monday, November 28, 2011

UIS home against Findlay on Monday

The University of Findlay men’s basketball team is ranked No. 7 in the NCAA Division II poll. But the Oilers are beatable.

Illinois Springfield (1-3) plays host to Findlay (3-1) in a non-conference game at 7:45 p.m. today at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

UIS hopes to follow in the footsteps of Malone, which ended the Oilers’ 71-game home win streak Nov. 15 with a 74-71 victory.

Senior forward Michael Fakuade is off to a hot start for the Stars. He leads the Great Lakes Valley Conference in rebounds (13.3 per game) and blocked shots (4 per game), and he’s averaging a team-high 15.8 points per game. The Stars’ other top scorers are junior guard Kyle Gupton (12.5 points) and senior guard Lester Hart (10.5).

The game was previewed in an November 28, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

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