Saturday, December 31, 2011

Love-Roberts rescues UIS in overtime men's basketball win

The Lindenwood University-Belleville men’s basketball program is only in its second year of existence, but the Lynx took the University of Illinois Springfield to overtime Friday night.

Behind senior guard Jermaine Love-Roberts’ 30-point game, UIS survived for an 81-74 victory in the non-conference contest at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

In overtime, Love-Roberts hit back-to-back 3-pointers for a 77-71 UIS lead with 35 seconds remaining.

Love-Roberts scored 12 of the Stars’ 18 points in overtime. He poured in 21 of his 30 over the final 11 minutes 7 seconds. It was the second 30-point effort for a UIS player since Richard Oruche scored 36 in 2009.

The win was featured in an December 31, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online