Monday, February 17, 2020

Men's Basketball: Matt Wendling hits winner for UIS

Matt Wendling drilled a 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds remaining in regulation and the University of Illinois Springfield mens basketball team celebrated senior night with an 82-79 victory over Maryville on Saturday in Great Lakes Valley Conference play at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

Wendling’s game-winner was one of 15 3-pointers made by the Prairie Stars. UIS senior Daniel Soetan tied the game at 77-apiece when he converted a 3-point play with 1 minute 54 seconds left. That set up Wendling’s shot after Soetan grabbed an offensive rebound and UIS called a timeout on its last possession.

UIS concludes its home season with a game against Southern Indiana on Thursday.

This story appeared in The State Journal-Register on Feb. 15, 2020.

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