MARION, Ind. – No. 1 Indiana Wesleyan University men’s basketball once again reached the century mark in a 103-64 victory vs. Ohio Christian. Six Wildcats scored double figures and two more finished with nine points in a balanced Wildcat attack.
The Wildcats took advantage of plenty of miscues and second chance opportunities. IWU held a 19-5 advantage in second chance points and 31-10 advantage in points off turnovers.
CENTURY MARK X3
Indiana Wesleyan has scored 100 or more points in three straight games. The last time IWU accomplished this feat was November 2014.
FRIDAY NIGHT SNIPERS
IWU shot a season-best 61-percent from the field on 36-of-59 shooting. Indiana Wesleyan scored 44 points in the paint but also connected on 14-of-28 (50-percent) from 3-point range. The Wildcats shot 65-percent in the opening half on 19-of-29 shooting.
Ohio Christian led 15-12 with 14 minutes left in the first half. Indiana Wesleyan then went on a 56-7 run over the next 17 minutes to lead 68-22 with 17 minutes left in the second half.
“We are getting a lot of contributions from a lot of different guys. Our bench is growing as we have a lot of guys growing up fast. In the first half, we went on a major run with Isaiah Payton, Jonathan Mpanzu, and Seth Maxwell on the floor. That is three of our freshmen in there. It’s great experience for those guys.”
NEXT FOR THE WILDCATS
Indiana Wesleyan enters Crossroads League play on Tuesday, November 20 with a home date vs. Grace (Ind.). The game tips off at approximately 8 p.m. as the IWU vs. Grace women’s game opens the doubleheader at 6 p.m.