IWU Men’s Basketball Drops Regular Season Finale at Marian
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Despite shooting 60-percent from the field, No. 5 Indiana Wesleyan University men’s basketball lost 94-84 in the regular season’s final game at No. 11 Marian (Ind.) in Indianapolis. Free throw shooting and turnovers were the difference and the loss coupled with a win by Spring Arbor (Mich.) leaves the two teams tied for the Crossroads League regular season title.
HOT SHOOTING WILDCATS
Indiana Wesleyan just missed a season-high shooting percentage as they shot at a 60-percent clip (33 of 55). IWU was effective from beyond the arc as well with a 43-percent effort (10 of 23).
FREE THROWS AND TURNOVERS
The Wildcats managed just 44-percent from the foul line on 8-of-18 shooting. IWU also lost the turnover battled with 15 as the Knights only turned it over seven times. MU turned those 15 turnovers into 20 points.
SHARING THE TITLE
Indiana Wesleyan headed into the final game of the regular season with a one game lead over Spring Arbor. The IWU loss and the Spring Arbor 79-60 win over Goshen (Ind.) left the two teams to tie for the Crossroads League regular season championship. SAU holds the tie-breaker and earns the No. 1 seed in the tournament while Indiana Wesleyan is the No. 2 seed.
NEXT FOR THE WILDCATS
Postseason begins on Wednesday with the Crossroads League Tournament quarterfinals. No. 2 Indiana Wesleyan hosts No. 7 Huntington (Ind.) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night in Luckey Arena.