5 years ago (2013): Jake Reinhart and Nick Norton each scored 24 points and were a combined 17 of 26 from the field to fuel a 70-63 Corn Belt Conference victory over Rantoul in the Saints’ home opener. Central hit seven 3-pointers during the contest.
15 years ago (2003): Marcus Arnold and Trey Guidry combined for 49 points to lead Illinois State’s basketball team to an 80-69 victory over Eastern Michigan. Guidry tied his career high with 27 points while Arnold had a career-high 22.
25 years ago (1993): Junior point guard David Cason scored Illinois State’s first seven points and 14 of his game-high 16 in the first half to help Illinois State gain a 75-62 victory over Dayton. The victory was the first for new coach Kevin Stallings.
50 years ago (1968): Flanagan High School downed Lexington, 67-55, in the Midstate Conference opener for both squads. Flanagan’s Dave Black led all scorers with 19 tallies as well as the rebounders with 11 caroms. Both teams are 2-1.