Thursday, January 14, 2016

UIS men's basketball team begins 3-game homestand vs. Rockhurst

The University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team is looking forward to playing at home after a grueling road schedule that started in November.

“We have had 10 games against Division I and II teams and one has been at home this year,” UIS coach Bill Walker said.

The Prairie Stars have played a light home schedule until now. UIS (6-8) hosts three straight Great Lakes Valley Conference games at The Recreation and Athletic Center beginning Thursday night with Rockhurst (6-6) at 7:30. It plays Saturday against William Jewell and Monday against McKendree.

Rockhurst has a 1-3 conference record. UIS is 0-4 in the GLVC but could pick up a couple of league victories during the three-game homestand. UIS, William Jewell and McKendree as well as Missouri-St. Louis are the only teams without wins in the GLVC.

The team was featured by The State Journal-Register on January 14, 2016.

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