Fans get 1st glimpse of 2013-14 ISU
basketball teams at Hoopfest
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[October 17, 2013]
-- With a little over three weeks until the Illinois State men's and
women's basketball teams tip off their respective 2013-14 seasons,
Redbird fans had their first chance to see each squad in action at
Tuesday night's Hoopfest on Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena.
The 2013-14 Hoopfest event consisted of team introductions, a 3-point
shooting challenge with three pairs of men's and women's
student-athletes, a 10-minute women's basketball scrimmage, a men's
basketball dunk showcase and a 10-minute men's basketball scrimmage.
The duo of Zach Lofton and Lindsay Smith won the 3-point shooting
competition, combining for nine treys. Meanwhile, Daishon Knight and
Alison Seberger were close behind with eight 3s, and Nick Zeisloft
and Katy Winge rounded out the competition with six 3-pointers.
In the women's scrimmage, Alexis Foley led the Red team to a
13-11 win with five points on 2-for-4 shooting and three rebounds.
Meanwhile, Stekara Hall shot 2 for 5 for four points and two
rebounds to lead the White team.
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Following the dunk showcase, in which every member of the
men's basketball team showed off their dunking skills, including
head coach Dan Muller, the White team prevailed in a 32-23
scrimmage victory over the Red squad. Paris Lee led all scorers
for the White team with eight points on 3-for-4 shooting,
including 2 for 3 from beyond the arc. Lee also collected a
scrimmage-best five rebounds. Lofton added seven for the White
team, while Bobby Hunter and John Jones each chipped in six
points for the Red team.
With Hoopfest complete, fans will get their next chance to see
both the men's and women's basketball teams in action during a Nov.
3 exhibition doubleheader on Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena,
with the women facing Northwest Missouri State at 1:05 p.m.,
followed by the men's exhibition matchup against Quincy at 4:35 p.m.
Single-game tickets for both teams officially went on sale
Wednesday at 9 a.m. For tickets, visit or call the ticket office at
Redbird Arena, 309-438-8000, or
click here (GoRedbirds.com).
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