Monday, November 16, 2015

Millison, Austin lead UIS men's basketball team to first win

The University of Illinois Springfield entered the win column with an 82-80 victory over Findlay at the D2 Vegas Showdown at Centennial Hills Community Center Saturday night.

Ahead by as many as 14 points in the second half, the 1-1 Prairie Stars found themselves clinging to a two-point lead with two minutes 28 seconds remaining. Senior Davi Austin’s layup and 3-pointer put UIS up 79-72 with 47 seconds left. Taren Sullivan’s 3-pointer got Findlay within 81-78. Junior Mark Weems made the first of two free throws and UIS led by four. Elijah Kahlig’s layup at the buzzer made it 82-80.

Austin and senior Jamall Millison scored 16 points apiece. Millison added five assists. Junior Paxton Harmon contributed 14 points. Freshman Zach Steinberg had 10 points.

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on November 16, 2015.

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