WIU men win 11th straight


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Posted Online: Jan. 12, 2013, 10:33 pm
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Western Illinois University's men's basketball team won its 11th game in a row, downing Nebraska-Omaha 89-74 on Saturday. At the heart of the Summit League victory was the shooting of former Black Hawk College standout Don McAvoy.

McAvoy, a Mt. Carmel prep product, scored 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting for the Leathernecks (14-3, 6-0 Summit), off to their best start since the 1957-58 team won its first 23 games. The winning streak is WIU's longest in 30 years.

Terell Parks had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Western Illinois in both offensive categories. Adam Link scored 12 points and Remy Roberts-Burnett had 11 points, six rebounds and five assists for Western Illinois, which shot 57 percent for the game but didn't lead until late in the first half. The Leathernecks were up 32-29 at halftime and began the second half with a 15-6 run.

















 



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