Logger’s basketball hopes for a strong finish to season

Ryan Scott, Assistant Editor

The men’s basketball team has struggled this season, with them currently sitting at 3-18. They have not been able to win back to back games yet this season, although they were able to get a close three-point win vs Millikin JV last week. Their next game is in Peoria vs Illinois Central on February 1st. Their players are optimistic they can turn the season around before the tournament begins.

“I think overall we just need to improve on some little things like limiting turnovers, allowing offensive rebounds. If we do that we will finish off the season a lot better,” said Sophomore Forward Benji Eaker. Sophomore Guard Blake Murphy agreed with Eaker and added “In basketball, a team is going to go on a 6-0 run against you, it just happens. We need to keep fighting and keep that 6-0 run from being a 12-0 run.”

Eaker’s expectations for the rest of the year are to “compete for the conference championship and finish the year strong.” Connor Murphy’s expectations for the rest of the season are to continue to get the team to work better together. “I think we have a real shot of being in the top half of the MWAC and hopefully making a solid run in the regional.”

The Loggers still have nine games left to play in the season and have time to move up in the conference standings if they can string some wins together. They will return home on February 8th as they look to turn their season around going into the final stretch of the season. Their last home game will be February 26th against Illinois central. The regular season ends February 29th and the Region 24 tournament starts in Quincy on March 4th.