Monday, November 18, 2013

UIS men's baskball finishes off Cedarville

The University of Illinois Springfield never trailed in its 72-63 men’s basketball win over Cedarville on Saturday, but it wasn’t quite the comfortable finish the Prairie Stars would have liked in the home opener at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

“We stepped up and found a way to finish,” UIS coach Ben Wierzba said.

Junior Dylan Sparkman’s layup with 9 minutes 26 seconds left in the second half gave UIS a 15-point lead. That shot ended up being the last field goal for the Stars (1-2).

“We started relaxing a little bit,” Wierzba said. “We’ve got to keep being aggressive and attacking. We can’t relax. That means we have to screen a little bit harder and cut a little bit tighter, and attack. We’ve got to finish.”

The win was featured by The State Journal-Register on November 17, 2013.

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