Thursday, December 1, 2011

Stars open GLVC play with Rockhurst

As tough as the non-conference schedule has been, it only gets tougher for the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars men’s basketball team as it makes its way through the Great Lakes Valley Conference schedule.

UIS plays its first GLVC contest at 7:30 tonight on the road against the Rockhurst Hawks in Kansas City, Mo.

The Stars (1-4) and Hawks (2-3) are among eight teams that make up the GLVC’s West Division. Of those eight, only three have winning records. In comparison, the eight teams in the league’s East Division all have winning records.

“Every night of the conference is going to be a battle,” UIS coach Ben Wierzba said.

The game was featured in an December 1, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online