McKendree University men’s basketball coach Harry Statham will make his second attempt at a record Thursday.
The Bearcats will play a Great Lakes Valley Conference game at Missouri-St. Louis at 7:30 p.m. Statham has 1,098 wins, which are tied with former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt for the most among coaches at four-year schools.
McKendree defeated Wisconsin-Parkside on Jan. 28 as Statham tied the record, but the Bearcats lost to Lewis on Saturday to delay the celebration.
The Bearcats are 10-9 overall and 3-8 in the GLVC. UMSL is 8-12 and 3-9.
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Althoff High graduate David Franklin leads McKendree and was the GLVC Player of the Week for his performances against Wisconsin-Parkside and Lewis.
Franklin had 33 points and 11 rebounds against Wisconsin-Parkside, then came back with 22 points and six boards against powerful Lewis. He was 17-for-17 from the free-throw line.