Thursday, February 18, 2016

UIS men's basketball team pushing to make GLVC tournament

It’s the last full week of the Great Lakes Valley Conference men’s basketball regular season and the University of Illinois Springfield is in must-win mode.

Three games remain on the schedule for the Prairie Stars. The top four teams from both the GLVC East and GLVC West divisions and four wild-card teams qualify for the 12-team GLVC Championship Tournament starting Feb. 28.

UIS (10-15, 4-11) faces Southern Indiana (16-9, 8-7) at The Recreation and Athletic Center tonight at 7:30.

The Stars are in the mix for a wild-card berth along with six other teams. UIS has reached the GLVC tourney the previous three seasons.

“One could get us in,” UIS coach Bill Walker said. “Two definitely gets us in.”

His team plays Southern Indiana, then hosts No. 11 Bellarmine on Saturday. The Stars end the regular season Feb. 25 at McKendree.

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on February 18, 2016.

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