Thursday, January 9, 2014

UIS men still seeking first GLVC victory

For the University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team, right now is about getting over the hump.

The Prairie Stars are 4-6 overall, have an 0-2 Great Lakes Valley Conference record and are in need of a win. They play Truman State (8-3, 1-2) in a league game at 7:30 tonight at Pershing Arena in Kirksville, Mo.

UIS came close to winning a conference game Sunday, but suffered a 69-67 setback to Missouri-St. Louis for its second consecutive loss.

“I think our defense and intensity for the most part was pretty good,” UIS coach Ben Wierzba said. “We have to build off of that and continue to get better.

“It was mental mistakes. We turned the ball over 15 times. We gave up 17 offensive rebounds. We’ve got to make better decisions and block out better.”

The team was featured in The State Journal-Register on January 9, 2014.

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