Monday, November 21, 2011

Men's Basketball: UIS earns first win of season

Despite an 0-2 start, the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars had no doubt they were better than their record suggested.

UIS proved it Saturday in the men’s basketball home opener. The Stars notched an 82-74 non-conference victory over the Lincoln University Blue Tigers at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

“It was a total team effort,” UIS junior forward Chigozie Umeadi said. “We realized we had to pull together and it was a must win. We started out 0-2. We had to get a ‘W’.”

Defense was the name of the game at practice throughout the week for the Stars (1-2), yet the versatility of their offense was on display against the Blue Tigers (0-3).

The win was featured in an November 20, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online