Monday, February 25, 2019

Men's Basketball: UIS breaks slump, 3-point record in close win

The University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team made a school-record 18 3-pointers, and Vince Walker’s 3-point basket was the biggest.

Walker drained a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1 minute remaining in the game and the Prairie Stars defeated McKendree 76-75 on Saturday in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game at the Statham Center.

Walker’s shot helped UIS snap a six-game losing streak, as he finished with six 3s and 19 points.

The Prairie Stars’ 18 3-point field goals broke the previous record of 17 that was set in a win over Ashford during the 2005-06 season.

The Prairie Stars improved to 14-12 overall and 7-9 in the GLVC.

This story appeared in The State Journal-Register on February 23, 2019.

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