2001: Ignoring an ever-increasing chorus of boos from Normal Community's home crowd, Normal West senior guard Adam Stark sank 14 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter, including 10 of 10 in the final minute, as the Wildcats held on for a 58-52 Big 12 Conference victory.
1991: Jeff Hay extricated himself from a season-long shooting slump with two critical 3-pointers in overtime to give Illinois Wesleyan a 93-87 victory over North Park and the outright championship of the CCIW. The senior guard scored all 10 of his points in overtime.
1981: Illinois State turned in a sterling defensive performance to limit Valparaiso to five field goals and 14 points in the first half en route to a 55-38 victory. Coach Bob Donewald was quick to credit Dale White, who's better known for his outshooting, with contributing a pivotal defense play.
1956: Bob Winkles, who captained the 1952 Illinois Wesleyan baseball team and also won high rating as a basketball player, spent two days this week with his brother Teddy, this year's IWU basketball and baseball captain. Bob left for spring training with the Chicago White Sox, who signed him for a $10,000 bonus.