News & Events

No. 11 Vincennes University men’s basketball defeats No. 14 John A. Logan

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 42-36 in favor of the Trailblazers.

VU Statistical Leaders

Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) put up 26 points and nine rebounds.

Freshman Randy Tucker (Rock Island, Ill.) scored 12 on the night, with five rebounds, and four 3-pointers.

Sophomore Craig Porter (Terre Haute, Ind.) had 14 points, nine rebounds, six blocks as well as 11 assists

Sophomore Kevin Kone (Osny, France) chipped in with 15 points, eight rebounds, and four steals.

VU Coach Todd Franklin says. . .

“Well the biggest thing was, No. 1 it was obviously important to us, we needed to win to get back even in the district. We had to get this win to get back even. It was a huge night. Nationally it was a huge game. Two teams who are top teams in the country and if they get it right down the stretch, could beat anybody.”

“We’ve been up and down and haven’t really had that edge until this week, and our guys, especially our sophomores knew it was time.”

Notes

  • VU owns a 20-3 overall record. The Trailblazers are 16-0 at home.

Next up

The Trailblazers travel to Lincoln Trail College on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 8:30 p.m. EST at Robinson, Ill.

 

Follow Trailblazer athletics on Twitter @VUBlazerSports and Facebook

###
Vincennes University Newsroom
Vincennes University Trailblazer Athletics

JAKE JACKSON, Assistant Sports Information Director

   812-888-6831 office, VUAthletics@vinu.edu, jjackson@vinu.edu

MARCIA MARTINEZ, Sports Information Director & University Life Reporter

   812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell, VUNews@vinu.edu, mmartinez@vinu.edu

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY, Department of Sports Information, www.govutrailblazers.com

 

 

More Blog Entries

No. 24 Vincennes University women’s basketball shuts down John A. Logan

VINCENNES, Ind. – The No. 24 Vincennes University women’s basketball team defeated visiting...

Vincennes University Track & Field: Capello shatters NJCAA National Record, Men's distance dominates

February 3, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS – Vincennes University freshman Matteo Capello (Turino,...

Play4Kay

The Vincennes University Athletic Department hosts Play4Kay and raises donations for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund annually. VU Women’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Harry Meeks has a special connection to the late Yow, who was the longtime coach at North Carolina State. He had the pleasure of meeting her while he was an assistant coach at Western Carolina University. This left a lasting impression on him and made this cause important to him and the Trailblazers.

Click here to donate to Play4Kay

Click here to learn more about Kay Yow and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund

About Us

 

At VU, we believe sports play an important role in the overall purpose of an educational institution. We support a well-rounded intercollegiate sports program for both men and women and have a strong presence in the NJCAA where we can claim several national championships. But we are equally proud of our individual All-American and All-American Academic athletes who have used their talent to continue their education at four-year colleges.

Athletics Main Office
812.888.4511

VU 2020 - 2021 Athlete Forms

2019 Equity in Athletics Report

VU Graduation Rates

VU Handbook

VU Physical Examination Form

PE Complex Information

Student Recreation Center Information

2020 Jamboree Schedule

Scholarship Fund

Trailblazer Scholarship fund - The VU foundation awarded $970,242.80 scholarship dollars of the VU Foundation and University funds for the 2017-18 school year to incoming and returning VU students.  These included awards to students from 8 states across the country and 3 international awards.

The VU Foundation currently manages over 525 scholarship and department funds, with 247 news funds created in just the last 9 years. 

Learn more

Donate online

Varsity Club

 
Trailblazer Varsity Club - We continue to welcome your membership in the Trailblazer Varsity Club! By having reserved tickets, they can be used at anytime. 

 

If you miss a game, bring a friend(s) and get them in the gate on your season ticket list. Contact the athletic office for season ticket information at 812-888-4511.

 

2019-2020 Online VU Varsity Club Membership Form

Click Here to Learn More Via the VU Varsity Club Brochure

 

Follow Trailblazer Athletics on social media

 

Listen Live WVUB