Monday, January 9, 2012

Pettiford sends UIS men to OT win

Kevin Pettiford converted a three-point play with 10 seconds left in overtime to give the University of Illinois Springfield a 97-94 victory over Saint Joseph’s College in a Great Lakes Valley Conference men’s basketball game Saturday at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

With the game tied at 94, Pettiford made a layup and was fouled by Jade Anthrop. Pettiford converted the free throw to give UIS a 97-94 lead, and Saint Joseph’s Corey Clifton missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer.

Jermaine Love-Roberts had a team-high 26 points and 13 rebounds for the Prairie Stars (5-8 overall, 2-3 in the GLVC). West Dawson added 19 points, Kyle Gupton scored 14 and Lester Hart had 11.

Pettiford, a 5-foot-10 junior guard from Belleville, finished with seven points.

The win was featured in an January 8, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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