Friday, February 15, 2013

UIS men keep hopes alive for tourney

The University of Illinois Springfield and Missouri S&T men’s basketball teams went into Thursday’s game at the bottom of the Great Lakes Valley Conference West Division standings.

Trying to accumulate enough wins to put them in the top four of the division and qualify for the conference tournament in March is the Prairie Stars’ No. 1 objective with four league games remaining in the regular season.

UIS is one win closer behind a 77-64 victory over Missouri S&T at The Recreation and Athletic Center on Thursday.

“We’re getting closer to where we need to be,” UIS coach Ben Wierzba said.

UIS (7-15, 5-9) was sixth out of eight teams in the GLVC West Division standings heading into Thursday, while Missouri S&T was tied with Rockhurst for last place in the division.

The Stars’ win moved them into a tie with Quincy for fifth in the standings. Quincy lost 64-44 to Drury on Thursday.

The team was featured by the State Journal-Register on February 15, 2013.

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