Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Men's Basketball: UIS men’s basketball survives in OT

The University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team led Quincy by as many 14 points in the second half, but it needed a pair of free throws in the final four seconds to force overtime and the Prairie Stars pulled out a 94-89 victory on Saturday.

UIS junior Logan Gonce forced the Great Lakes Valley Conference game into overtime. He made it 82-all two free throws with four seconds remaining.

Gilwan Nelson rang up a team-high 27 points and five 3-pointers for the Stars. Eddie Longmeyer added 22 points and 11 rebounds. Zach Steinberg had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

This story appeared in The State Journal-Register on January 13, 2018.

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