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(19)Saint Francis (Ind.)
(9)Indiana Wesleyan
Men's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 11, 2017

MARION, Ind. -- No. 9 Indiana Wesleyan University men’s basketball used a 37-13 run to open the second half to turn a nine point halftime deficit into a lead they did not relinquish in a 94-83 win vs. No. 19 Saint Francis (Ind.). It constitutes the second time this season that Indiana Wesleyan defeated Saint Francis after trailing by nine or more points at halftime.

 

GAME VITALS

  • Score:  Indiana Wesleyan - 94   |   Saint Francis - 83
  • Records:  Indiana Wesleyan 22-6, 12-4 Crossroads League   |   Saint Francis 19-9, 9-7 Crossroads League
  • NAIA Top- 25 Rank:  Indiana Wesleyan - No. 9   |   Saint Francis - No. 19
  • Location:   Luckey Arena   |   Indiana Wesleyan University   |   Marion, Indiana 
     

 

STAT TRACKER

 

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

  • Saint Francis led by 17 points at halftime in the teams’ first meeting this season on January 14 in Fort Wayne. IWU came back to win that game 85-81 in double OT.
  • Saint Francis held a 51-42 lead at halftime as they shot 69-perfect from the floor.
  • Indiana Wesleyan opened the second half with a 37-13 run to take a 79-64 lead with 8 minutes remaining. USF would get no closer than eight points the rest of the afternoon.
  • The Wildcat bench scored 43 points. Two players off the bench -- Trevor Waite and Saikou Jallow -- each had career-high points while Ben Carlson finished one point off his career-high.
  • Saint Francis’ top two leading scorers Kyle Sovine (15.3 ppg) and Evan White (14.1 ppg) finished with a combined 11 points.

     

COACH TONAGEL SAYS…

  • “This is not an easy team to come back on. This is a good basketball team with a lot of fire power as we saw in the first half. For us to come out that way in the second half, that was sheer guts and sheer will.”
     


NEXT TIME OUT

  • Indiana Wesleyan plays their final regular season game inside Luckey Arena this season on Tuesday vs. Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio). Tip is slated for 7 p.m.
Final12F
Saint Francis (Ind.) 19-8, 9-7 Cl513283
Indiana Wesleyan 22-6, 12-4 CL425294
Feb. 11, 2017
Marion, IN
Saint Francis (Ind.)Indv. LeadersIndiana Wesleyan
#11 Connor Lautzenheiser - 27Points #34 Bob Peters - 26
#23 Bryce Lienhoop - 12Rebounds #44 Jacob Johnson - 6
#23 Bryce Lienhoop - 3Assists #44 Jacob Johnson - 5
Saint Francis (Ind.)Team StatisticsIndiana Wesleyan
54.5% (30 - 55) Field Goals % 58.9% (33 - 56)
47.6% (10 - 21) 3 Point Field Goals % 42.1% (8 - 19)
59.1% (13 - 22) Free Throws 71.4% (20 - 28)
31Rebounds 27
10Assists 21
18Turnovers 11
82nd Chance Pts 9
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