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MARION, Ind. – Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) used a 29-13 run in the first half to spur an 84-79 upset over No. 4-ranked Indiana Wesleyan University men’s basketball. The run turned a 6-point Wildcat lead into a 10-point Cougar lead that they did not surrender.

 

GAME VITALS

  • Score:  Mount Vernon Nazarene def. Indiana Wesleyan, 84-79
  • Records:  Indiana Wesleyan  12-5, 3-2 Crossroads League   |   Mount Vernon Nazarene 11-6, 3-2 Crossroads League
  • NAIA Top- 25 Rank:  Indiana Wesleyan – No. 6   |   Mount Vernon Nazarene – Not ranked
  • Location:   Luckey Arena   |   Indiana Wesleyan University   |   Marion, Indiana

 

STAT TRACKER

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

  • Indiana Wesleyan has lost three straight games for the first time since December 29-January 7, 2017.
  • The 79 points ties a season-low for the Wildcats and have done it three times this season.
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene led by as many as 13 points on two occasions in the second half. Indiana Wesleyan got as close as two points at 78-76 with 1:09 to play. IWU could get no closer as MVNU scored six straight points for an 84-76 advantage.

COACH TONAGEL SAYS…

  • “In our league you have to have a lot of heart and guts. This isn’t non-league. People are ready for you and are going to give you their best shot. Obviously, we didn’t do that tonight.”

NEXT TIME OUT

  • Indiana Wesleyan battles No. 16 Bethel (Ind.) on Saturday at 3 p.m. The top-25 contest will be played in Mishawaka, Indiana.