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UIS Men's Basketball defeated the Lambuth University Eagles 104-89 in Round 1 of the NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City, MO. It was their first win at the National Tournament, and advanced the Prairie Stars to the Sweet 16.

To see photos from the Prairie Stars game vs. Oklahoma City University in Round 2, click here.

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Photos by Brad Ward

 

Photo Show!

David begins to facepaint for the game.  Photo by Brad Ward The Blue Crew has made the trip to support the Stars both years. Photo by Brad Ward Steven applies a different style of paint for each game. Photo by Brad Ward Andrew is ready to cheer on the Stars to a win. Photo by Brad Ward Annie puts face paint on Mrs. R, Chancellor Ringeisen's wife. Photo by Brad Ward
Senior Nick Malone waits in the tunnel before warmups. Photo by Brad Ward Eddie Smith watches the game before the Stars take the court. Photo by Brad Ward Kelvin Johnson and Arius Young prepare to lead the Stars out of the tunnel. Photo by Brad Ward The Prairie Stars take the court for warmups. Photo by Brad Ward Dane Litwiller warms up for the game. Photo by Brad Ward
Aaron Anderson shoots around during warmups. Photo by Brad Ward The Blue Crew gets loud in anticipation for the game.  Photo by Brad Ward Senior Cory Farmer is introduced. Photo by Brad Ward Sophomore Kelvin Johnson is introduced. Photo by Brad Ward The Stars huddle before tip-off. Photo by Brad Ward
Dane Litwiller jumps for the tip. Photo by Brad Ward Kelvin Johnson attemps to block a shot early in the game. Photo by Brad Ward Kelvin Johnson and Eddie Smith guard their men closely. Photo by Brad Ward Dane Litwiller shoots for 2 from the baseline. Photo by Brad Ward Eddie Smith scores two of his career-high 40 points. Photo by Brad Ward
Kelvin Johnson lays in two points. Photo by Brad Ward Cory Farmer looks to dish a pass after driving the baseline. Photo by Brad Ward Nick Malone throws down a dunk as the defenders watch helplessly. Photo by Brad Ward Aaron Anderson looks for a rebound. Photo by Brad Ward Cory Farmer connects for a 3-pointer. Photo by Brad Ward
Eddie Smith seemed to be unstoppable as he laid up a reverse in front of 3 defenders. Photo by Brad Ward Coach Kevin Gamble speaks to the referee.Photo by Brad Ward The Blue Crew was in full force during the Stars victory.  Photo by Brad Ward Farmer reaches for a steal late in the first half. Photo by Brad Ward The Blue Crew stood behind the bench and supported the Stars all game. Photo by Brad Ward
Coach Gamble watches his team take a 44-30 lead into the lockerroom at halftime. Photo by Brad Ward The Blue Crew pokes fun at the lack of Lambuth fans in Kansas City. Photo by Brad Ward The Stars are all smiles coming out of the lockerroom with a 14-point lead. Photo by Brad Ward Kelvin Johnson shakes a defender for 2. Photo by Brad Ward Kelvin Johnson shakes a defender for 2. Photo by Brad Ward
Kelvin Johnson shakes a defender for 2. Photo by Brad Ward Coach Gamble was pleased with the first round performance. Photo by Brad Ward D. Pratt yells a cheer late in the game. Photo by Brad Ward Cory Farmer had 6 assists in the game. Photo by Brad Ward Eddie Smith puts up 2 more of his 40 points. Photo by Brad Ward
Kelvin Johnson looks to pass. Photo by Brad Ward The bench erupts after a Stars basket. Photo by Brad Ward Cory Farmer gets ready to grab one of his 6 rebounds. Photo by Brad Ward Johnson had 10 pts and 4 rebounds in the game. Photo by Brad Ward The 10:30pm game ended at 12:51am, leaving the Blue Crew and players ready for bed. Photo by Brad Ward
Stars win!  104-89.  Note the time on the clock. Photo by Brad Ward Andrew is pumped after a Prairie Stars win. Photo by Brad Ward