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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s basketball team is ranked No. 2 for the third straight week in the NJCAA Division I national poll. With an impressive 23-1 record, the Trailblazers received 384 points and two first-place votes in the poll released Tuesday. The top four teams remain the same for the third straight week. Florida SouthWestern State is ranked first with 397...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Sophomore George Dixon put together another double-double performance with 14 points and 11 rebounds in a 70-57 victory for the Vincennes University men’s basketball team over Region 24 opponent Kaskaskia on Saturday.   The  No. 2 Trailblazers found themselves down by one at halftime after Kaskaskia shot 52 percent from the floor including hitting on 6 of 11 from ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. –  Five freshmen reached double figures as the Vincennes University women's basketball team won 97-50 over Region 24 opponent Kaskaskia on Saturday.. Kaskaskia matched the Trailblazers' offensive pace in the early stages of the game resulting in a one-point Blue Angel lead after the first quarter, after the lead changed eight times in the first 10 minutes of action...

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INA, Ill. -- When the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team has had success this season, it’s started with the defense. The Trailblazers defense had another strong performance Wednesday night at Rend Lake. The Lady ‘Blazers held the overmatched Lady Warriors to single digit points in three of the four quarters, for a 90-44 romp. With the win, VU improves to 15-6 on the season. The...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University men’s basketball team once again held down the No. 2 spot in the NJCAA Division I national poll released Tuesday. The Trailblazers (22-1) are ranked second for the second straight week. They received three first-place votes and 385 points in the latest poll. Florida SouthWestern State is ranked No. 1 with 13 first-place votes and 397 points....

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VINCENNES, Ind. -- Shawnee came out swinging Monday night, but it was the Vincennes University men’s basketball team who delivered the knockout punch. And it came early. The No. 2 Trailblazers used a 32-3 run in the first half to take a commanding 36-9 lead with 7 minutes, 16 seconds remaining in the first half. The Trailblazers never let off the pedal in a 102-50 shellacking of the...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -- A disappointing loss to Southeastern Illinois last Wednesday left a sour taste in the mouths of the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team. The Lady ‘Blazers took out their frustration on Shawnee Monday evening inside the P.E. Complex with a 95-36 romp of the Saints. Fess Hawkins scored a game-high 20 points to lead four different Lady ‘Blazers in...

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MATTOON, Ill. - Six players reached double figures in scoring to pace the No. 2 Vincennes University men’s basketball team to a road win Saturday afternoon. Lony Francis, Jr. poured in a game-high 26 points to led the Trailblazers to a 114-58 romp over Lake Land. With the win, VU improves to 21-1 on the season and earned its third win this week. The Trailblazers raced...

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team scored the first 13 points of the game and never let up Wednesday night. The No. 2 Trailblazers improved to 20-1 on the season with a lopsided 122-41 District 16 road win over a depleted Southeastern Illinois team. The Falcons only had seven players dressed for the game. VU connected on 12 shots from...

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- There are losses, and then there is what the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team experienced Wednesday night. The Lady Trailblazers turned the ball over three times and were outscored 7-0 in the final 26 seconds of the game for a disappointing 72-71 loss to Southeastern Illinois. The loss drops VU to 13-6 on the season and 7-2 in District P...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – After completing the regular-season sweep of John A. Logan, the Vincennes University men’s basketball team rose two spots to No. 2 in the NJCAA Division I national poll released Tuesday. The Trailblazers (19-1) were ranked fourth in last week’s poll and have been ranked as high as No. 1 this season. VU received three first-place votes in the latest poll and 382 points....

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VINCENNES, Ind. -- Key runs and clutch free-throw shooting led the No. 4 ranked Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team past No. 3 ranked John A. Logan Saturday night inside the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers scored on six straight possessions midway through the second half and knocked down 11 of 13 free throws in the final 3 minutes, 25 seconds for an 86-76 win over the Vols. With...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -- Reeva Hammelman knocked down a jumper and hit a pair of free throws in back-to-back possessions to help get the Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team rolling Saturday evening. The latter gave the Lady ‘Blazers a 12-10 lead over visiting John A. Logan with 4 minutes, 4 seconds left in the first quarter. VU never relinquished the lead in an 86-66 District P...

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January 26, 2019 VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball game against State Fair Community College scheduled for Monday in Sedalia, Missouri has been canceled. The contest has been canceled due to potential inclement weather. VU hosts John A. Logan today at 5 p.m. at the P.E. Complex. The Lady ‘Blazers are scheduled to play at Southeastern Illinois on Wednesday...

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A 14-point second-half rally helped keep the Vincennes University men’s basketball team in the top five of the latest NJCAA Division I poll released on Wednesday. The Trailblazers (16-1) earned 352 votes to remain at No. 4 for the second straight week. VU won its only game last week, 78-76, against District 16 foe Southwestern Illinois. Defending national champion South Plains (17-1)...

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January 19, 2019   VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University women's and men's basketball doubleheader scheduled for Saturday at the P.E. Complex against Shawnee has been postponed due to potential inclement weather. A possible makeup date is Feb. 4. A date will be confirmed later. Both Trailblazer teams will be back in action Wednesday night, playing host to Wabash Valley.   ### ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Athletic Department challenges fans to Pack the House Wednesday when the Trailblazers face Wabash Valley in dual basketball games at the P.E. Complex. The women tip-off at 5 p.m. (EST) followed by the men at 7 p.m. Admission is free for all fans who wear blue and gold, VU’s signature colors. Free popcorn will also be available for an...

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The stay at the top of the NJCAA Division I Poll for the Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team was short lived. With a 98-96 overtime loss to District 16 foe Olney Central on Jan. 9, the ‘Blazers fell to No. 4 in the latest poll which was released on Tuesday afternoon. VU received 357 points in the latest poll and did not receive a first-place for the first time in the last...

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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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