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