5 years ago (2014): Sophomore Trevor Seibring reached double figures with 21 points and 10 rebounds to spark the Illinois Wesleyan basketball team to a 92-71 victory over Centenary and the championship of the Rhodes Thanksgiving Tournament in Memphis, Tenn.
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15 years ago (2004): Keelan Amelianovich nailed four quick 3-pointers to ignite an impressive Illinois Wesleyan second half that led to an 80-73 basketball victory over Olivet Nazarene. Amelianovich finished with 23 points.
25 years ago (1994): Noted alumnus Wayne Messmer sang a stirring a cappella version of the national anthem and a standing-room crowd estimated at 2,800 watched Illinois Wesleyan open the new Shirk Center with a 99-96 victory over Aurora behind a 32-point effort by Mark Aubry.
50 years ago (1969): You may not be able to tell the Redbirds without a program when Illinois State University opens defense of its Interstate Conference Basketball Tournament championship tonight at Horton Fieldhouse. Illinois State coach Jim Collie could start four sophomores against Western Illinois.
From Pages Past compiled by Jeff Findley from Pantagraph files.