Monday, November 15, 2010

Farmer's buzzer-beater gives UIS victory in season opener

Point guard Brandon Farmer made the game-winning shot as time expired to give the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars a 67-66 win over Lake Superior State in the season-opening men’s basketball game for both teams at the GLVC-GLIAC Challenge on Friday at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

With 4.3 seconds remaining in regulation and the Prairie Stars trailing 66-65, Farmer, a senior, drove the length of the court and swished a 16-footer for the win. It was Farmer’s second basket of the game as he finished 2 for 10 from the field, including 1 for 5 from 3-point range. He scored nine points, going 4 for 4 from the free throw line.

Sophomore forward Chigozie Umeadi led UIS with 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds, and junior guard Lester Hart added 15 points and three 3-pointers for the Prairie Stars, who led 34-31 at halftime.

Micah Hudson made six 3-pointers and scored a game-high 26 points while pulling down 13 rebounds for Lake Superior State.

The win was featured in a November 13, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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