HS Boys Basketball: 2A GCMS Regional

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley vs. Bloomington Central Catholic and St. Joseph-Ogden vs. Paxton-Buckley-Loda in Class 2A Regional games at GCMS High School in Gibson City on Tuesday, Feb. 21,2017.

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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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Rockets find way to win without Wheeler

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.

Monday's highlights: Westville, B-H boys advance

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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.

N-G Top 10: Boys' basketball (Feb. 21)

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:


4 questions with 3 state wrestling champions

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.

Area prep statistics: Boys' swimming and diving (Feb. 21)

200 Medley Relay
School    Time

Champaign Central    1:37.66
Centennial    1:45.26
Urbana    1:46.62
Sullivan    1:47.66
Mahomet-Seymour    1:47.80
Clinton    2:35.60

HS Boys Basketball: 2A Unity Regional

Unity vs. Heritage and Tuscola vs. Georgetown-Ridgefarm in Class 2A Regional games at Unity High School in Tolono on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Unity won, 58-36. Tuscola won, 47-36.

Ballot Breakdown: Drake women finally getting noticed

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

Abrams nearing another 'last' in college career

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.