Friday, February 7, 2014

UIS men hang on to beat Missouri S&T

A big exhale could be heard when the clock ran out at the end of a men’s basketball game between the University of Illinois Springfield and Missouri S&T on Thursday night.

UIS pulled off an 85-75 win in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game at The Recreation and Athletic Center. It was much-needed victory for the Prairie Stars, who improved to 7-13 overall and 3-9 in the conference.

A back-and-forth first half resulted in a 41-all tie at halftime. That set the stage for a thrilling the second half.

It was tight the whole game with neither UIS nor Missouri S&T (9-11, 4-8) blowing the game open down the stretch.

The win was featured by The State Journal-Register on February 7, 2014.

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