Monday, December 9, 2013

UIS men's basketball team uses balance to beat Robert Morris

The University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team is receiving contributions from many sources, while Robert Morris University presently lacks the depth needed in games.

UIS got a balanced effort in a 93-79 non-conference win against RMU Saturday at The Recreation and Athletic Center. The Prairie Stars (3-4) have won the last four games against RMU (5-6).

Five UIS players scored in double figures. On the opposite end of the spectrum, guard Denzell Walker scored more than a third of RMU’s points. The only senior on the Eagles’ roster led all scorers with 32 points. UIS sophomore guard Jamall Millison scored a career-high 24 points, including five 3-pointers. Junior guard Jacob Williams added 22 points and eight rebounds.

“We got a lot of guys who can score the ball in different ways,” UIS coach Ben Wierzba said. “We had 22 assists on 33 field goals. That’s good. We’re sharing the ball, making the extra pass and getting good shots. That showed in the first half. In the second half, we let up a little bit.”

The win was reported by The State Journal-Register on December 8, 2013.

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