Thursday, September 18, 2014

Prairie Stars men’s basketball will debut at Vanderbilt

The University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team opens the 2014-15 season with an exhibition Nov. 6 against NCAA Division I Vanderbilt University at its historic Memorial Gymnasium where the benches are situated on the baseline and the elevated court sits above the scorer’s table, press row and many of the fans.

UIS also plays a road exhibition against Division I Green Bay Nov. 15 at 3 p.m.

A game time has yet to be announced for the Prairie Stars’ game against Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee.

UIS returns eight players from last season’s 10-18 team that placed sixth out of eight teams in the Great Lakes Valley Conference East Division with a 5-13 record. First-year coach Bill Walker has added six new players to the roster.

The team was featured by The State Journal-Register on September 18, 2014.

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