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The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team grabbed its 20th victory of the season Wednesday when the Trailblazers turned away visiting Southeastern Illinois, 81-63, behind freshman Marley Miller's 15 points and freshman Laurhen Pickett's double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds.   Miller (who had three treys) and Pickett led a balanced scoring attack for VU (20-4) as the...

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Sophomore Kyra Tucker scored six late points to help key the Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team engineer a comeback from 13 points down to visiting Three Rivers Monday night and VU squeezed out a 65-64 win over the Lady Raiders. VU (20-4) trailed the entire game, until Tucker drained a 3-pointer and then scored on a layup to tie the game at 64-all after freshman Lauren Pickett...

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INDIANAPOLIS - It was another very fruitful trip to the University of Indianapolis over the weekend for the VU Track & Field Teams as the Trailblazers saw two more VU school records fall and seven more qualifying marks were registered for the NJCAA Indoor National Champiionship Meet. Freshmen Anais Da Silva and Jordan Moothery set the new VU standards. Da Silva's winning time of 18:06.37...

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The Vincennes University Athletic Department, in cooperation with VU Student Activities and Housing & Residential Life, will again work to increase awareness of breast cancer and help generate research funds Wednesday when the Trailblazer Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams host Southeastern Illinois (women at 5 p.m.; men at 7 p.m.) at the VU P.E. Complex. The 2015 Play4Kay initiative at VU...

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CENTRALIA, Ill. - The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team couldn't get on track Saturday at Kaskaskia and fell, 83-59, to the host Blue Angels. Sophomore Kyra Tucker scored 18 points and freshman Marley Miller chipped in with 12 (on four 3-pointers), while freshman Unique Conner pulled down nine rebounds. But the Trailblazers (19-4) shot only 35 percent from the floor and struggled to...

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CENTRALIA, Ill. - The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team got back on the winning side of the scoreboard Saturday with a 73-61 victory at Kaskaskia. The Trailblazers (18-5) got out in front of the Blue Devils (14-7) early and weathered a Kaskaskia run before returning the lead to double digits and maintaining the advantage the rest of the way. VU led 31-25 at halftime. VU benefitted...

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MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. - The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team clawed to a 71-71 deadlock at the end of regulation Wednesday night at Wabash Valley and then appeared to take command of the game in the first few minutes of the extra stanza that followed. But the host Warriors wrestled control away in the overtime period and outscored the Trailblazers, 11-7, for an 82-78 win. The setback...

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MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. - The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team gutted out a 75-71 win Wednesday at Wabash Valley College in Mount Carmel, IL, after the Trailblazers managed to grab command of the game late in the contest and then held on to weather a Wabash Valley comeback attempt. Sophomore Brooke Dossett paced VU (19-3) with 19 points, thanks in part to 5-of-10 shooting from 3-point...

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The Vincennes University Track & Field Teams added four more NJCAA Indoor National Championship Meet qualifiers, saw a new VU school record established and turned in several top finishes over the weekend at the Indianapolis Collegiate Invitational at the University of Indianapolis. It was VU’s second meet of the season and Coach Chris Gafner said the Trailblazers showed great progress...

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The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team knocked down 12 3-pointers - including three each by freshmen Jeremiah Bell and Theo Holloway - en route to a 75-46 victory over visiting Olney Central Saturday night at the VU P.E. Complex. The win improved the Trailblazers to 17-4 on the season as Bell led VU's balanced scoring attack with 13 points and Holloway scored 11. Sophomore Justin King...

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Freshman Marley Miller's last-second jumper from just inside the 3-point arc provided the Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team with its 18th win of the season Saturday after the Trailblazers saw an 11-point halftime lead evaporate. VU eventually won, 73-71. The Trailblazers (18-3) hung on after scoring only three points in the third quarter and went from being up 47-36 at the midway...

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Vincennes University Women's Basketball Coach Harry Meeks will be honored at halftime of the VU Men's Basketball Team's game Saturday vs. Olney Central at the VU P.E. Complex. Activities honoring Meeks for 25 years heading up the VU Trailblazer Women's Basketball Program will begin with a reception after the VU ladies' 5 p.m. game vs. Olney Central. The reception will be in the P.E. Complex's...

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**NOTICE: Tonight's scheduled games for the Vincennes University Men's and Women's Basketball Teams at Shawnee in Ullin, IL, have been postponed until Thursday. The game times remain the same for Thursday.

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CRAWFORDSVILLE – The Vincennes University Track Teams claimed some events, turned in some top-5 finishes and saw nine Trailblazer competitors register NJCAA Indoor National Championship Meet qualifying marks over the weekend at the Wabash College Robert H. Johnson Little Giant Invitational. "I was happy with the way we started the season,” VU Coach Chris Gafner said. “We competed well...

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The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team dominated the backboards and hit more free throws than visiting foe Lake Land attempted Saturday as the Trailblazers trounced the visitors, 86-49. The win was a bounce-back from a setback to Southwestern Illinois earlier in the week that snapped NJCAA No. 17 VU's 12-game winning streak and was the first step in the Trailblazers possibly launching...

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The 2016 indoor season begins Saturday for the Vincennes University Track & Field Teams when the Trailblazers travel to Wabash College in Crawfordsville for the Robert H. Johnson Little Giant Invitational. The Trailblazers approach the indoor season opener with a plan to gain NJCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championship qualifying marks for some competitors and get others...

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The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team saw its 12-game winning streak end Wednesday night when Southwestern Illinois ground out a 72-68 win over the Trailblazers at the VU P.E. Complex. Freshman Jeremiah Bell led VU with 16 points and sophomore Justin King added 10. Southwestern Illinois forward Chris Galbreath scored a game-high 21. VU (14-4) led 36-34 at halftime but Galbreath took...

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Sophomore guard Brooke Dossett hit five 3-pointers en route to 19 points to lead four players in double figures as the Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team routed Southwestern Illinois College, 90-43, Wednesday at the VU P.E. Complex. It was the Trailblazers' 17th consecutive win and improved the VU record to 17-1 on the season. In addition to Dossett's offensive production, NJCAA No....

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INA, Ill. - The Vincennes University Women's Basketball Team saw a 10-point lead evaporate late in the game, but escaped Saturday at Rend Lake with a 61-59 win to continue the 24th-ranked Trailblazers' win streak. The Trailblazers struggled with their shooting from long distance and at the free throw line throughout the day, but made the necessary plays and shots in the closing seconds to grab...

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Freshman Nate Hansen hit six 3-pointers and scored 24 points off the bench to lead five Vincennes University players in double figures Sunday as the Trailblazers blasted visiting Don Bosco Prep, 117-70, in VU's return to action from the holiday break. NJCAA Honorable-Mention VU (13-3) also got 21 points from sophomore forward Justin King, 15 from freshman guard Jeremiah Bell and 12 points each...

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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.

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

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