Men's Basketball Sweeps in California, Wins Fourth Straight

Anthony Mosley Jr. led the Scarlet Hawks with 25 points, including his own 10-0 run late in the second half
Anthony Mosley Jr. led the Scarlet Hawks with 25 points, including his own 10-0 run late in the second half

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - The Illinois Tech men's basketball team moved to 4-0 in the month of December on Sunday with another win in the state of California. Tech downed Pacific Lutheran in a neutral site game 81-69.

How it Happened

  • Pacific Lutheran jumped out to a 14-6 advantage to start things off, prompting a Tech timeout with 13:41 left in the first half.
  • After the timeout, Tech went on an 8-0 run over a three minute, 20 second span to tie the score. After the teams exchanged leads throughout the later part of the half, a Max Hisatake lay-up with 3:03 before intermission gave the Scarlet Hawks a 30-28 lead.
  • The Hisatake lay-up would give Tech the advantage for good the rest of the way. After carrying the lead into halftime, the Scarlet Hawks built the lead to as high as 21 with 12:03 left to play at 61-39.
  • After Pacific Lutheran dwindled the lead down to seven points with 5:51 left, Anthony Mosley Jr. took over and went on his own 10-0 run over the next 1:57. The surge essentially closed out the game for the Hawks.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Mosley Jr. scored 25 points to go along with six assists, five rebounds, two steals, and two blocks. He shot 8-of-11 from the floor and 2-of-3 from beyond the arc.
  • Samuel Rarick had another strong game, scoring 22 points.
  • Jake Digiorgio shot 5-of-6 from the floor, scoring 11 points and adding eight rebounds. He is now shooting 65.4% from the field this season.
  • Malik Howze added 10 points to go along with a team-high nine assists, six rebounds, and two steals.

Stats to Know

  • Tech was an even 50.0% from the floor and an impressive 20-of-24 (83.3%) from the free throw line. 
  • Pacific Lutheran strugging in all facets of shooting, recording percentages of 37.3% from the floor, 21.7% from beyond the arc, and 61.5% from the free throw line.
  • Only 17 total turnovers were committed in the game (Tech - 9, Pac. Lutheran - 8).
  • Tech outrebounded Pacific Lutheran 42-40.

Up Next

  • The Scarlet Hawks will play host to Rose-Hulman on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Live audio, video, and stats will be available. The live broadcast will be powered by Illinois Media School.