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VINCENNES, ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team looks almost completely different from a year ago after losing 11 players, including six players who signed with NCAA Division I programs. Vincennes looked to shake off some of the rust of not playing against an actual opponent in over 10 months by hosting Aim High Prep for a scrimmage Jan. 13. The scrimmage was played as a...

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INA, Ill. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team fought a tough fight on Friday night against No. 8 ranked John A. Logan, losing 78-67. No. 9 VU (28-5) got off to a slow start, allowing John A. Logan to build a 26-12 lead in the first half. The Blazers fought back and brought the score to an even 38-38 at half time. The second half started with both teams going shot for shot,...

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VINCENNES, lnd. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team finalized a perfect 14-0 home record in the quarterfinals of the Midwest District Tournament against Shawnee, winning in confident fashion 107-45 on Tuesday at the P.E. Complex. VU (27-4) started off the game hot, doubling Shawnees score in the first quarter 26-13, and didn’t ease up in the second quarter leaving it at...

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INA, Ill. -  The Vincennes University men’s basketball team walked through the quarterfinal of NJCAA D1 Men's Basketball Central District Championship against Lake Land College 83-63 on Monday at Rend Lake College. This brings No. 9 VU to 27-4 on the season. The Blazers allowed Lake Land the lead early on 2-0, but that was the only lead they held during the game. The game went in to...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team heads into the NJCAA Division I Midwest District Tournament as the No. 2 seed. The Blazers were tied for the top seed, having traded 1-1 during the regular season with Wabash Valley, and the seeding for top spot came down to a coin flip. The tournament starts March 3 and runs through March 6. VU takes a 26-4 overall...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The No. 12 Vincennes University men’s basketball team begins its pursuit of an eighth consecutive trip to the national tournament in hopes of defending the national championship with a NJCAA Division I Central District Tournament quarterfinal game on March 2. The Trailblazers (26-4) finished the regular season as the No. 12 ranked team in the NJCAA Division I...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The No. 12 Vincennes University men’s basketball team has closed the books on the regular season after a 78-48 victory over Southwestern Illinois College on Wednesday night at the P.E. Complex. This brings VU’s record to 26-4. The Blazers looked to be caught in a tough battle with against SWIC in the first half, with the score staying within three points for the ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University men’s basketball team started Monday hot against Lewis & Clark, outscoring the visiting team 51-28 in the first half and going on a 17-0 uncontested streak in the opening 5 minutes of play at the P.E. Complex. Play from VU (25-4) began to settle in the second half with the team scoring totals in the half equaling out at 42-42. VU won...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team has climbed to No.12 from No.14 in the latest NJCAA DI rankings released on February 24. This new ranking comes after the Blazers two comfortable road wins last week, against Lake Land 100-59, and Shawnee 82-44. VU received 221 points in the new rankings, up from 185 last week. The top 10 teams are: Florida SouthWestern...

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ULLIN, Ill. - Vincennes University women’s basketball secured another away win 86-54 on Saturday afternoon against Shawnee Community College. This brings VU’s road record to 9-2 and overall record to 25-4. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) again manages a double-double with 17 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Hawkins is NJCAA number one ranked in both...

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MATTOON, Ill. – The No. 14 Vincennes University men’s basketball team won over the Lake Land Lakers Wednesday night 100-59, bringing the VU record to 23-4. The Blazers got off to a confident start on the night, outscoring Lake Land 56-35 in the first half. VU Statistical Leaders                Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) had a career-high 34 points with...

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HARRISBURG, Ill. – No. 8 Vincennes University (22-3) men’s basketball team defeated Southeastern Illinois (5-19) Saturday evening 73-50. The Trailblazers led 39-24 at halftime and only allowed one Southeastern player to score double digits. VU Statistical Leaders                Sophomore Chinedu Okanu (Gary, Ind.) put up 13 points. Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) led...

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Robinson, Ill. – No. 8 Vincennes University men’s basketball team won a close battle against Lincoln Trail College Wednesday night (65-57). Lincoln Trail held Vincennes University to a 2-point lead at the end of the first half. Eventually turning that in to a 49-38 lead for LTC with only 10 minutes left in play. The Blazers rallied a 21-3 run over the next 7 ½ minutes to regain their...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The No. 11 Vincennes University men’s basketball team defeated No. 14 John A. Logan 81-67 Saturday night at the P.E. Complex. This win ties the district at the top with VU and John A. Logan both now 11-2 in the district. John A. Logan was on a 13-game winning streak heading in to the game.  The game started off incredibly close with the first half coming to a close...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The No. 24 Vincennes University women’s basketball team defeated visiting John A. Logan 100-50 Saturday night at the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers started the game off strong outscoring the Volunteers 31-9 in the first quarter of play. This was an important win for VU coming off of its 83-78 loss to No. 15 Wabash Valley on Wednesday night. VU Statistical Leaders...

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MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. – The No. 11 Vincennes University men’s basketball team faced off on Wednesday night against Wabash Valley College. This game came on the back of the Blazers’ loss to Southwestern Illinois on Jan. 25. VU was quick to set the record straight and bounced back against WVC by winning 86-50 on the road. VU Statistical Leaders All of The Blazers’ starters scored in double...

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MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. – The No. 24 Vincennes University women’s basketball team saw the close of its 16-game winning streak against No. 15 Wabash Valley College. The Blazers lost Wednesday night's road game to Wabash Valley in a close 83-78 battle. This brings VU's record to 19-4. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) put up an impressive double-double with...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University dropped six positions in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings. The Trailblazers are No. 11 in the rankings released on Jan. 27. VU received 246 points after defeating Kaskaskia at home 85-51 on Jan. 22 and losing to host Southwestern Illinois 64-68 on Jan. 25. The top 10 teams are: Ranger (394 points), Florida SouthWestern State (385),...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University has entered the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Rankings at No.24. VU was previously unranked. The Trailblazers received 14 points to enter the poll released on Jan. 27. This new ranking comes off the back of an 115-45 win over Kaskaskia Wednesday, as well as an 87-51 victory over Southwestern Illinois on Saturday. This brought the Trailblazers...

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The fifth-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team suffered a close loss to Southwestern Illinois on Saturday, falling 68-64. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Craig Porter (Terre Haute, Ind.) scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished seven assists. He also blocked two shots and had a steal. Sophomore Chinedu Okanu (Gary, Ind.) finished with 15...

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