Monday, January 19, 2015

UIS men break through with first conference win

Competing in the Great Lakes Valley Conference has been tough for the University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team.

Monday was no different as the Prairie Stars got off to a slow start against McKendree at The Recreation and Athletic Center. But unlike past league contests, UIS pulled off a much-needed 67-63 win.

The Stars outlasted the Bearcats for their first GLVC victory. It snapped a seven-game losing streak and gave the Stars their first win since Dec. 9 when they defeated St. Catherine. UIS is 7-8 overall and 1-6 in the GLVC.

The Stars had to earn it. “We were focused defensively,” UIS junior guard Jamall Millison said. “Everybody was locked in defensively. Everybody played together. We were just here as a team. There was no individual.”

This story appeared online in The State Journal-Register on January 19, 2015.

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