Latest Western Illinois Leathernecks men's basketball News

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...

Murkey scores 33 to lead Denver past W. Illinois 69-63

Feb. 29, 2020 5:53 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Ade Murkey had 33 points as Denver defeated Western Illinois 69-63 on Saturday. Murkey shot 14 for 15 from the line. He added seven rebounds. Tristan Green had eight rebounds for Denver (7-23, 3-13 Summit League). Taelyr Gatlin added seven rebounds. Ben Pyle had 14 points for the Leathernecks...

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...

Umude lifts South Dakota over W. Illinois 85-72

Feb. 12, 2020 11:00 PM EST

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Stanley Umude had a season-high 28 points as South Dakota won its eighth consecutive game, topping Western Illinois 85-72 on Wednesday night. Umude shot 10 for 13 from the field and grabbed six rebounds. Tyler Hagedorn had 16 points and seven rebounds for South Dakota (19-8, 9-3...