Follow what fans are saying about the Unity Mustangs on social media

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Posted: Mar. 12, 2014 4:46 pm Updated: Nov. 28, 2014 6:16 pm
The Unity boys basketball team is making its first state tournament appearance in school history as they knocked out Waterloo Gibault 67-49 in the Class 1A super-sectional at the Jacksonville Bowl on Tuesday night.

The Mustangs (21-11) will play Mooseheart at 2 p.m. Friday in the state semifinals in Carver Arena in Peoria. The winner of that game will play advance to the state title game on Saturday.

This Storify page follows what the Herald-Whig sports staff, Unity students and fans are saying on social media leading up to and during the state tournament. The easiest way to join the conversation is by using #unitystate on Twitter. Fans can send photos to

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