CHICAGO, Ill. - A streak spanning nearly two seasons was snapped on Wednesday evening, as men's basketball lost its first home game since February 13, 2016. The Scarlet Hawks (9-4) were defeated at the hands of Wabash College (6-6) 66-61.
How it Happened
- It was a low-scoring, back-and-forth start to the contest. No team led by more than two until a three-pointer by Connor Rotterman gave the Little Giants a four-point lead at 18-14 with 10:19 to play.
- Tech managed to cut the lead down to one a few times, but were unable to fully really Wabash in as the Giants took a 36-29 lead into halftime.
- The Scarlet Hawks came out of the half with some newfound energy. Slowly chipping away at the lead, Tech managed to tie the contest at 43-43 at the 14:29 mark on a three-point play from Malik Howze.
- Anthony Mosley Jr. was strong in the early portion of the first half, scoring 11 points in the first nine minutes. Tech also recorded four three-point plays in the first half, including two from Malik Howze.
- Despite the impressive performance from the guard duo, the Scarlet Hawks never led after the 11 minute mark in the first quarter. Tech was unable to score over the final 1:47 to play, as opportunites at the free throw line and a last-second three-pointer by Mosley Jr. which would have tied the score at 64-64 came up empty. Two Wabash free throws with three seconds left made the game a two-possession affair.
Scarlet Hawk Standouts
- Mosley Jr. led all players with 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting. He also had three blocks and two steals.
- Howze managed 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting.
- Parker Joncus had nine first-half points to keep the Scarlet Hawks around early.
Stats to Know
- Tech was outrebounded 37-29.
- The Little Giants shot 44.8% compared to Tech's 43.1%.
- Both teams took care of the basketball. Tech turned it over just 10 times, while Wabash managed 11 turnovers.
- The Scarlet Hawks have another tough contest ahead as Carthage College visits the Keating Sports Center on Saturday. Live audio, video, and stats will be available. The live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.