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Steve Kelly and Loren Tate host the Tuesday edition of Sports Talk from the State Farm Center.
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TOLONO — JT Wheeler has taken the offensive load for the Unity boys’ basketball team this season, leading his closest teammate by double figures with 21.6 points per game.
In boys’ basketball
Class 2A Bismarck-Henning Regional
■ Westville 43, Oakwood 34. LaDavion Severado scored a game-high 15 points and was 6 of 6 from the free-throw line as the Tigers (18-12) beat a team they’d lost to nine days ago. Kendall Jefferson added 12 points for Westville, which clinched the win by hitting 7 of 8 fourth-quarter free throws.
The postseason is finally here for small-school teams, with Class 3A and 4A teams starting next week. Here’s our latest rankings, courtesy sports editor MATT DANIELS:
RK., SCHOOL REC. PREV. COMMENT
Centennial’s Justin Cardani, Urbana’s Luke Luffman and St. Joseph-Ogden’s Griffin Meeker each captured a state wrestling title Saturday night at State Farm Center.
200 Medley Relay
Champaign Central 1:37.66
A look at how Illinois basketball beat writer SCOTT RICHEY’s polls compare with those of the Associated Press:
Richey's Men's Top 25
CHAMPAIGN — The fact just two games remain this season at State Farm Center hasn’t escaped Tracy Abrams’ notice.
Legacy and various “lasts” in a final season mean something different when you’re six years into a college basketball career.