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Parkland advances to Elite Eight

DANVILLE — The outcome is what Anthony Figueroa and his Parkland men’s basketball team wanted on Tuesday night.

“You’re always happy when you win,” the Cobras coach said.

A 62-54 victory against Johnson County (Kan.) in the first round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament kept the Cobras’ national championship aspirations intact.

NJCAA Tourney: Parkland vs. Johnson County

Parkland vs. Johnson County(Kansas) in a first round game of the NJCAA Division II national basketball tournament at Danville Area Community College in Danville on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Danville mayor pumped for city's 24th year hosting NJCAA tourney

DANVILLE — Scott Eisenhauer and the NJCAA Division II men's basketball tournament go way back.

Back to 1994, when Danville first landed the event that will tip off today at Danville Area Community College's Mary Miller Gymnasium and run through Saturday night.

Parkland's Howard doesn't let slight size deter him on court

DANVILLE — Cornelius McIntosh first met Terrion Howard during his orientation at Parkland College.

McIntosh, a 6-foot-4 guard from Chicago, wasn't quite sure why Howard, who stands a foot shorter than McIntosh, was there.

"I didn't know he played basketball," McIntosh said.

Dual Parkland hoops national title bids 'a dream come true'

CHAMPAIGN — Before both Parkland basketball teams gathered inside Dodds Athletic Center on Friday afternoon, they were together.

No real surprise there.

“We were just watching March Madness with them downstairs and joking around,” Parkland women’s guard Kerstyn Lowery said. “We’re pretty close with (the men’s team).”

Parkland women fight fatigue to take down region

CHAMPAIGN — After a draining double-overtime win over Lake Land on Saturday, combined with losing an hour’s sleep to daylight savings overnight, Parkland women’s basketball coach Mike Lindemann didn’t know how his team would perform Sunday in the Region 24 title game against Illinois Central College.

Regional Title Women's Basketball:Parkland vs Illinois Central

Parkland's Women's Basketball vs Illinois Central in the Region Title game, Sunday, March 12, 2017. 

Cobras advance to national tourney for second straight year

INA — Parkland College’s men’s basketball team won’t need to miss any classes to play in the NJCAA Division II national tournament.

The school will be on spring break when the 16-team finals start in Danville in nine days.

Parkland hoops teams eye spot in national round

CHAMPAIGN — The Parkland men’s basketball team celebrated an NJCAA Division II national tournament berth on its home court last season.

Now, the Parkland women’s basketball team will try to accomplish the same feat this weekend at Dodds Athletic Center.

Sunday Special: Figueroa has Parkland hoops on a roll

CHAMPAIGN — If there’s one thing Anthony Figueroa doesn’t like, it’s a break from routine.

The fifth-year Parkland College men’s basketall coach is a meticulous, micromanaging mastermind, as descirbed by his assistant coaches, Coleco Buie and Chris Brown.