Thursday, January 31, 2013

UIS men seek consistency midway through GLVC slate

Nine conference games down, nine to go.

The University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team hit the halfway mark of Great Lakes Valley Conference play in a road contest against Maryville at 7:30 Thursday night in St. Louis.

The Prairie Stars (5-12 overall, 3-6 in the GLVC) are tied with Quincy for fifth place in the GLVC West Division. Maryville (16-5, 6-3) is second in the division standings.

UIS has four losses in five games and want to get back on the winning side of things.

“We have to be consistent,” UIS coach Ben Wierzba said. “Not only from game to game, but during the game for 40 minutes. It has been too up and down and too much of a roller coaster. That’s from half to half to half or media timeout to media timeout.”

The team was featured by the State Journal-Register on January 31, 2013.

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