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W. Illinois hires Rob Jeter as head men's basketball coach

Mar. 30, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Rob Jeter was hired on Monday as the head men's basketball coach at Western Illinois, after spending the last two seasons as an assistant at Minnesota. Jeter has coached for 25 years, with seven NCAA Tournament appearances. Two of those came during his 11-season tenure as head coach...

Ruffin with 30, Omaha tops W. Illinois despite Webster's 40

Feb. 22, 2020 5:56 PM EST

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Marlon Ruffin had a season-high 30 points to lift Omaha to a 93-86 win over Western Illinois on Saturday, its third win in a week. Ruffin was out-dueled by the Leathernecks' Kobe Webster, who had 40 points, also a season high and a Western Illinois single-game record as a Division I...

North Dakota defeats Western Illinois 86-83 in OT

Feb. 15, 2020 11:15 PM EST

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — De'Sean Allen-Eikens and Filip Rebraca scored 19 points apiece as North Dakota edged Western Illinois 86-83 in overtime on Saturday night. Allen-Eikens made two free throws with 57 seconds left in overtime, giving North Dakota an 82-80 lead. Brady Danielson added a pair with 18 seconds...