Top 5 NBA Draft prospect Ja Morant gave NBA scouts what they came to see -- dazzling the crowd with a series of jaw-dropping dunks, 3-pointers and 9 assists and Murray State (14-2, 5-0) showed why it's No. 35 in the national polls with a convincing 83-61 win over Eastern Illinois.
Join WAND's Gordon Voit on a trip to the archives to see how Dee Brown, James Augustine and Brian Randle keyed a 77-53 win for No. 8 Illinois (18-2, 4-2) on January 25, 2006!
DECATUR -- It wasn't that long ago that just eking out a win was cause for celebration for MacArthur's girls basketball program. In fact, in 2015-16 they won exactly that many: one.
Now in Year Two of the reboot presided over by head coach Michael "Dubb" Williams, the team doesn't celebrate individual wins -- in fact they run after rattling off 10 of them in a row.
Illinois State went 6-6 in a non-conference schedule that is ranked 133rd in the country in the KenPom rankings and 174th in the BPI put out by ESPN. The bottom line: the team fell short of preseason expectations.
But despite that, the Redbirds (8-8 against Division-I opponents) showed flashes of brilliance on Saturday in a 67-64 loss at Loyola.
Eisenhower's Steve Thompson has one goal as he tacks "head football coach" on to his athletic director duties on the city's South Side.
The Decatur school board approved current athletic director Steve Thompson as the program's new head football coach during its meeting Tuesday night.