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Lou Stefanovic
Lou Stefanovic


Men's Basketball

Sank the game-winner with eight seconds remaining against Alabama in the 1984 NCAA Tournament to give Illinois State its first ever NCAA Tournament win ... a member of three-straight NCAA Tournament teams (1983, 1984 and 1985) ... led the team in scoring his senior season (1984-85) with 17.5 points per game and rebounding with 7.0 boards per contest ... a 1985 All-Valley Second Team selection ... named honorable mention All-Valley in 1984 ... scored 965 career points and grabbed 428 career rebounds ... led the 1984-85 team in field goal percentage (.536) ... named the team's MVP following the 1984-85 season ... tossed in 21 points against Oklahoma in the 1985 NCAA Tournament, which is the third-most points scored by a Redbird in an NCAA Tournament game ... named the MVP of the 1985 American Savings Classic in Stockton, Calif., after the Redbirds defeated Texas A&M and San Diego to win the tournament title ... named a Kodak honorable mention All-America selection in 1985 ... drafted by Seattle in the fifth round (97th overall pick) of the 1984 NBA Draft ... in 1983, invited to try out for the former Yugoslavia National Team in preparation for the 1984 Olympic Games ... played professional basketball in Europe for five seasons.