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UIS Men's Basketball lost to the Oklahoma City Stars 90-78 in Round 2of the NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City, MO.

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Steven shoots around in the Fan Zone before the game. Photo by Brad Ward D. Pratt waits for his turn on the inflatable slide. Photo by Brad Ward D. Pratt's green wig made him a local celebrity at the tournament. Photo by Brad Ward Annie and Grace speed down the slide. Photo by Brad Ward David shows off his homemade Kevin Gamble replica jersey before the game. Photo by Brad Ward
The Blue Crew spent several hours in the Fan Zone each day. Photo by Brad Ward Andrew, Kelli, Kelsey, Amanda, and Steven wait to get in the game. Photo by Brad Ward Even Chancellor Ringeisen showed some UIS pride with facepaint! Photo by Brad Ward Annie enters the game. Photo by Brad Ward D. Pratt and Steven get ready to cheer on the Stars. Photo by Brad Ward
AMC Freshman of the Year Matt Reynolds is announced. Photo by Brad Ward Kelvin Johnson is announced.Photo by Brad Ward The Prairie Stars prepare to play the Stars. Photo by Brad Ward The Prairie Stars huddle before tipoff. Photo by Brad Ward The starters take the floor. Photo by Brad Ward
Dane Litwiller goes for the jumpball. Photo by Brad Ward KJ looks for an open lane. Photo by Brad Ward Cory Farmer looks for the play call from the bench. Photo by Brad Ward Kelvin and Dane stretch for the ball. Photo by Brad Ward Eddie Smith led the team with 27 points vs. the Stars. Photo by Brad Ward
David was selected to race for a prize during a timeout. Photo by Brad Ward Blue Crew Co-Presidents D. Pratt and David get the crowd pumped before their race. Photo by Brad Ward David taunts his much slower opponent by running backwards. Photo by Brad Ward D. Pratt and David kick it up for the final stretch. Photo by Brad Ward David won the race by a few inches, and both won prizes. Photo by Brad Ward
Eddie Smith takes the ball to the hoop. Photo by Brad Ward Nick Malone looks for an open teammate. Photo by Brad Ward Eddie drives past an OKCU defender. Photo by Brad Ward Aaron Leonard gets ready to rebound. Photo by Brad Ward Dane lays up two points. Photo by Brad Ward
KJ kicks it to Cory on the perimeter. Photo by Brad Ward Kelvin directs the offense from the point. Photo by Brad Ward UIS Women's BBall players Erika, Jami, and Bethany came to support the Men's team. Photo by Brad Ward Eddie brings the ball up the court late in the 2nd half. Photo by Brad Ward Arius Young lays up the runner in the paint. Photo by Brad Ward
Coach Gamble late in the game. Photo by Brad Ward Cory Farmer puts up 3 of his 14 points. Photo by Brad Ward Cory Farmer puts up 3 of his 14 points. Photo by Brad Ward The Blue Crew gets wild after Farmer's 3. Photo by Brad Ward Smith dribbles a seemingly flat ball. Photo by Brad Ward
Blue Crew members still have high spirits late in the game. Photo by Brad Ward Games are played in the historic Municipal Auditorium, where 9 NCAA Final Fours were also played between 1950-1964. Photo by Brad Ward Johnson splits the defense and looks down the court. Photo by Brad Ward Smith throws down a dunk late in the game. Photo by Brad Ward Smith throws down a dunk late in the game. Photo by Brad Ward
KJ and the Prairie Stars tighten up their defense with a few minutes remaining. Photo by Brad Ward Eddie slams another one home, but it wasn't enough to bring the Prairie Stars back. Photo by Brad Ward Nick Malone slams home an alley-oop. Photo by Brad Ward Nick Malone slams home an alley-oop. Photo by Brad Ward Cory Farmer walks off the court as a Prairie Star for the final time. Photo by Brad Ward
Smith is congratulated by the coaches on a fine season. Photo by Brad Ward Reality sets in Farmer watches the clock tick down. Photo by Brad Ward Aaron Leonard came off the bench to score 16 pts. for the Prairie Stars. Photo by Brad Ward Underclassmen start to think about next year's season. Photo by Brad Ward The Blue Crew watches the time wind down.Photo by Brad Ward
Rick McDonald shoots a 3. Photo by Brad Ward Senior Nick Malone reflects on a fine career at UIS. Photo by Brad Ward Senior Arius Young lays in 2 over the OKCU defense. Photo by Brad Ward The #15 Prairie Stars lose 90-78 to the #2 ranked Oklahoma City Stars. Photo by Brad Ward Players wonder 'what if' as they head to the locker room. Photo by Brad Ward
Eddie Smith talks to #3 Nick Covington, who had 19 pts. for the Stars. Photo by Brad Ward Jami, Bethany, and Erika show off their custom shirts after the game. Photo by Brad Ward 'Ballin in KC' was the theme for these Spring Breakers. Photo by Brad Ward David washes away the last of the blue for the basketball season. Photo by Brad Ward The Blue Crew washes off and looks forward to next year. Photo by Brad Ward