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December 7

2000: Freshman Cedric Knight put up career numbers in three categories with 13 points, seven rebounds and four steals to help Illinois State score an 83-73 victory over Bowling Green State. Leaning on its defense, Illinois Wesleyan held Aurora 24 points below its average and the Titans won, 67-60.

1990: Bloomington rallied in the second half for a 48-37 girls basketball victory over visiting Decatur MacArthur. Junior forward Stacey Orrick led the Purple Raiders with 22 points and sophomore guard Latoya Doage contributed 14 points, eight steals and five assists.

1980: Kevin Bellis and Mike Jones of Illinois State posted victories at the University of Illinois Open wrestling meet. Bellis, voted the meet's outstanding wrestler, decisioned unattached Kevin Cortez, 9-4, in the 134-pound weight class. Jones beat Mike Polz of Eastern Illinois, 10-4, at 158 pounds.

1955: Illinois Wesleyan grabbed a 69-64 lead with four minutes remaining and staved off a Southern Illinois rally to down the Salukis 71-70. Glen Newton, IWU co-captain from West Frankfort, pushed in 27 points while Pinckneyville product Bob Quillman dropped in two free throws in the last minute for the winning points.

Compiled by Roger Cushman


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