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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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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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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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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University women’s basketball team fought a high-tempo battle against the Rend Lake Warriors on Saturday night, winning 110-79 at the P.E. Complex. The game started off with VU’s now standard high pressing play style, with Rend Lake unable to find an answer in the first quarter. The Blazers outscored Rend Lake 30-9 in the first. By the second quarter, it...

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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. 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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BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team won its 16th straight game with an 87-51 victory over Southwestern Illinois Saturday. The Trailblazers have upped their overall record to 19-3. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) posted a double-double with 24 points and 20 rebounds. She also had four blocks. Sophomore Jhala Henry...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. — The fifth-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team has made defense its calling card, and the Trailblazers came through in that fashion again with an 85-51 Region 24 win over Kaskaskia at the P.E. Complex on Wednesday. The Trailblazers entered the game allowing just 60.3 points per game — third-best in NJCAA Division I. The Blue Devils are the ninth team ...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. — The Vincennes University women’s basketball team ran its winning streak to 15 games at the P.E. Complex with an easy, 118-45 win over Kaskaskia on Wednesday. The Trailblazers (18-3, 9-0 Region 24) used a 13-0 run in the second period to build a 48-16 lead at halftime. A 19-0 spree in the final period helped the Lady Blazers to continue to pull away. The 73-point ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University has moved up in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings to No. 5. VU was ranked ninth last week. The Trailblazers received 319 points to climb four spots in the poll released on Jan. 21. Top-ranked Ranger earned 395 points and 12 first-place votes. No. 2 Florida SouthWestern State received three first-place votes and 385 points. Pearl River...

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GODFREY, Ill. -  The ninth-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team won 86-50 over Lewis and Clark on Saturday. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Craig Porter (Terre Haute, Ind.) poured in 24 points, including four 3-pointers. He also tallied 10 rebounds, six assists, four blocks and one steal. Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) contributed 17 rebounds, 15...

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VINCENNES, Ind. — On a night when Vincennes University basketball legend Shawn Marion was honored in front of a packed P.E. Complex, the ninth-ranked Trailblazers treated the crowd to a 70-64 thrilling win over Lake Land on Wednesday. The atmosphere was electric as fans filled the stands to welcome the NBA champion and four-time NBA all-star home to VU. He was honored with a special...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University fell from No. 1 in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings. The Trailblazers are No. 9 in the rankings released on Jan. 13. VU received 278 points after losing to host Olney Central College on Jan. 8. The Blazers (15-2) bounced back with a win on Jan. 11 against Shawnee. Ranger (Texas) regained the No. 1 spot from VU and received 10 of the 16...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The top-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team collected the program’s 1,800th all-time win Saturday, defeating Shawnee for an 80-53 Region 24 victory at the P.E. Complex. Only Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College has more all-time wins than the Trailblazers. VU earned the milestone victory with a dominant performance. The Trailblazers scored the game’s first...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to 14 with a 75-43 Region 24 victory over Shawnee on Saturday at the P.E. Complex. VU's defense limited the Saints to 24 percent shooting (13-55), and three field goals in the second half. VU Statistical Leaders Freshman Amani Brown (Terre Haute, Ind.) scored a career-high 24 points. She...

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