CHICAGO, Ill. - The Illinois tech men's basketball team hosted Trine University on Sunday at the Keating Sports Center. Behind stellar foul shooting and stout defense, the Scarlet Hawks moved to 9-3 on the season and built its home win streak to 15 games, downing the Thunder 65-56.
How it Happened
- The contest started fast. After five quick points from tech, Trine answered with five more before three minutes of action passed by. Trine was able to take advantage of the pace, building a 14-9 lead at the 14:46 mark.
- Tech was able to reel the Thunder back in, using a 6-0 run to propel back ahead at 18-16.
- Trine would strike back to take a brief lead, but it was short-lived. Anthony Mosley Jr. and Jake Digiorgio combined for 17 of the half's final 19 points, helping give Tech a 35-31 lead at intermission.
- In the second half, the Scarlet Hawks were the aggressors, building a doule-digit lead (46-36) at the 13:15 mark.
- Trine would attempt to chip away, but Tech responded each time, pushing its lead back up to 10 twice more. A three-pointer from Jake Bruns gave the team its largest lead at 11 (56-45) with 4:56 remaining.
- The Scarlet Hawks were able to ice the game at the free throw line, hanging on for the 65-56 win.
Scarlet Hawk Standouts
- Mosley Jr. led all scorers with 21 points. He also had six assists and was 10-of-10 from the free throw line.
- Jake Digiorgio recorded yet another double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
- Malik Howze had 14 points and seven boards.
- Max Hisatake was a game-changer with six blocks and 13 rebounds.
Stats to Know
- Tech was impresive from the charity stripe, going 17-of-20 (85%). They were also 6-of-15 (40%) from beyond the arc.
- Both teams shot poorly overall, with tech (38.2%) narrowly outdoing Trine (34.4%).
- Tech outrebounded the Thunder 43-39.
- Tech will host Wabash on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Live audio, video, and stats will be available. The live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.