AMRION, Ind. – Top-ranked Indiana Wesleyan University men’s basketball showcased all five starters in double figures in a 93-74 win over Michigan-Dearborn in the final game of the Caleb Dimmich Memorial Classic. Nine players scored in all as the Wildcats finished at 60-percent shooting from the field and 53-percent from 3-point range.
Indiana Wesleyan had their best performance of the year at the foul line on Saturday. IWU hit on 83-percent of their free throws on 20-of-24 attempts, all being season-highs. Eight Wildcats took a free throw and Sam McCracken was a perfect 6-of-6 from the line.
DOMINATING THE DIMMICH CLASSIC
The Wildcats have won 16 straight games at the Caleb Dimmich Memorial Classic. The last loss in the tournament was against Ashford (Iowa) on November 6, 2010.
Evan Maxwell collected the first double-double of the season for the Wildcats. He finished with 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting and pulled down a game-best 10 rebounds. He also assisted on four other baskets and blocked one shot.
“We let our foot off the gas in the second half. This team is still learning that you play 40 minutes. We keep telling the guys that if you want to become the team we think we can become, it’s about 40 minutes of execution. It’s not there yet but it is still November. But give Michigan-Dearborn credit, they got down early and fought back.”
NEXT FOR THE WILDCATS
Indiana Wesleyan is in the midst of a seven game home stand. IWU returns to Luckey Arena on Tuesday in a non-league game vs. Grace Christian (Mich.). Tip is set for 7 p.m.