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5 years ago (2013): Jamaal McDavis and Antonio Sims scored 16 points apiece to propel Bloomington to a 55-43 Big 12 Conference victory over Danville. Brady Rose added 13 for the Purple Raiders, who improved to 17-11 overall and 11-4 in the Big 12.

15 years ago (2003): Illinois Wesleyan’s No. 15-nationally ranked basketball team improved to 17-4 with an 80-75 triumph over Wheaton in front of 2,000 fans on hand at Shirk Center despite an eight-inch snowfall. The Titans were led by Luke Kasten with 28 points and John Camardella with 21.

25 years ago (1993): Illinois State named 39-year-old Rick Greenspan to become the school’s athletic director. Greenspan has been the senior associate athletic director at the University of Miami (Fla.) the past year. During the previous nine years, he was a senior staff member at California.

50 years ago (1968): Green Valley jumped off to a 53-16 halftime lead and coasted to an 87-53 Mackinaw Valley Conference basketball victory over Stanford. Bill Jibben of the winners scored 25 points and Stanford’s Dick Barclay registered 23.

From Pages Past compiled by Jeff Findley from Pantagraph files.

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