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2001: No. 12-state-ranked University High was pushed to the limit by Central Catholic before winning a 70-67 thriller in the Olympia Class A Regional girls title game. In the end, 25 Central Catholic turnovers and 23 points by U High freshman Ashlee Pistorius earned U High (22-5) a sectional berth.

1991: Terry Riggs scored 17 of his career-high 33 points in the third quarter to lead Bloomington from a one-point halftime deficit to a 65-60 victory over Normal Community. The 6-foot-4 Riggs hit 8 of 9 field goal attempts and scored all but three of BHS' points in the period.

1981: Northern Iowa brings a deceptive 7-14 record to a basketball meeting with Illinois State tonight. The Panthers, paying the price for going to a Division I schedule, have road losses to a virtual Who's Who of college basketball, including Alabama, Kansas State, Iowa and Iowa State.

1956: Illinois State Normal basketball coach Pim Goff will start sophomore Jim Costigan at center at Northern Illinois as the Redbirds make a bid to raise their IIAC record above the .500 mark. Costigan, a 6-foot-4 Trinity of Bloomington graduate, has been added to the varsity roster for rebounding strength.

Compiled by Roger Cushman

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