Thursday, December 31, 2015

UIS men's basketball team uses balance to roll past Governors State

The University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team shot 54.5 percent from the field and put five players in double figures Wednesday in a 98-68 rout of Governors State at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

The Prairie Stars shot 61.7 percent (21-for-34) in the first half and staked out a 51-31 lead at halftime. Zach Steinberg led UIS (5-6) with a team-high 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting. He also pulled down 12 rebounds.

JJ Cravatta added 15 points, hitting all six of his shots, including going 3-for-3 from 3-point range. Richard Freeman, Bahari Amaya and Paxton Harmon added 10 points apiece for the Prairie Stars. UIS outrebounded Governors State 50-32.

Jamall Millison finished with nine points and became UIS’ all-time Division II leading scorer with 875 points.

The win was reported by The State Journal-Register on December 31, 2015.

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