IWU outlasts rival Taylor 90-81

by | Jan 9, 2018 | RRSN News | 0 comments

UPLAND, Ind. – Indiana Wesleyan University men’s basketball won the IWU-TU Rivalry Game sponsored by Marion General Hospital by a 90-81 score on Tuesday in Upland for the 12th consecutive win in the series. IWU has not lost to the Grant County rival since Valentine’s Day 2012.

 

GAME VITALS

  • Score:  Indiana Wesleyan def. Taylor, 90-81
  • Records:  Indiana Wesleyan  14-5, 5-2 Crossroads League   |   Taylor 11-8, 2-5 Crossroads League
  • NAIA Top- 25 Rank:  Indiana Wesleyan – No. 7   |   Taylor – Not ranked
  • Location:   Odle Arena   |   Taylor University   |   Upland, Indiana

 

STAT TRACKER

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

  • The Wildcats have won 12 straight in the series and 18 of the last 20. Greg Tonagel is 23-5 all-time in the series.
  • The Wildcats connected on each of their last 15 free throw attempts, including 10 in the final minute of the game. IWU finished with a season-best 85.7-percent shooting from the foul line on 24-of-28 shots.
  • Indiana Wesleyan dominated the glass with a 39-24 rebound advantage.
  • Freshmen Kyle Mangas (19) and Grant Smith (11) combined for 30 second half points.

NEXT TIME OUT

  • Indiana Wesleyan hosts No. 2 Saint Francis (Ind.) on Saturday in Luckey Arena. The top-10 matchup will tip after the women’s game at approximately 3 p.m.

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