Tuesday, November 24, 2015

UIS men's basketball team benefits from schedule break

The University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team has had five days between games.

The layoff has been a godsend with leading scorer Jamall Millison and starting forward Jesse Tesmer nursing injuries. Both sat out UIS’ 101-52 win against Robert Morris University last Wednesday.

Millison was on the bench with a toe and thumb injury, while Tesmer wasn't in attendance due to a back spasm.

Millison is expected to take the court in a non-conference game between UIS (2-1) and Lindenwood (3-1) at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Recreation and Athletic Center. Tesmer is probable for the matchup, according to UIS coach Bill Walker. Tesmer practiced Monday for the first time in a week.

The pause in games also allowed UIS practice time after playing three times in six days, which included a trip to Las Vegas. “We put in few new sets offensively and defensively,” Walker said. “We got some guys some individual work and extra time in the gym.”

This story appeared online in The State Journal-Register on November 23, 2015.

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