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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – No. 6 Indiana Wesleyan University men’s basketball completed a regular season sweep of No. 3 Saint Francis (Ind.) with an 86-82 win on Saturday in Fort Wayne. The victory vaults Indiana Wesleyan to the top spot in the Crossroads League standings with a 1.0 game lead and just two games left on the schedule.

 

GAME VITALS

  • Score:  Indiana Wesleyan def. Saint Francis, 86-82
  • Records:  Indiana Wesleyan  22-6, 13-3 Crossroads League   |   Saint Francis 22-6, 12-4 Crossroads League
  • NAIA Top- 25 Rank:  Indiana Wesleyan – No. 6   |   Saint Francis – No. 3
  • Location:   Hutzell Athletic Center   |   University of Saint Francis   |   Fort Wayne, Indiana

 

STAT TRACKER

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

  • Indiana Wesleyan has won six straight contests in the series with Saint Francis. The win streak began with the 2016 NAIA DII National Championship game.
  • The Cougars dominated down low with a 50-24 advantage in points in the paint and a 30-19 edge in rebounds. The 19 boards is seven less than the previous season-low. But the Wildcats countered from deep with 12-of-20 (60-percent) shooting from 3-point range.
  • Indiana Wesleyan finished with a season-best six turnovers.
  • The Wildcats starting five accounted for 79 of the teams’ 86 points.

CROSSROADS LEAGUE IMPLICATIONS

  • With the victory, Indiana Wesleyan gains a 1.0 game lead over Saint Francis in the Crossroads League standings with just two games left on the slate.
  • The Wildcats hold the tiebreaker over the Cougars with wins in both regular season matchups.
  • Indiana Wesleyan clinches a share of the regular season championship and the No. 1 seed in the Crossroads League Tournament win one win or one Saint Francis loss.

NEXT TIME OUT

  • Indiana Wesleyan travels to play Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) on Tuesday in the final regular season road game of the season. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Mount Vernon, Ohio.