WAUKESHA, Wis. - The Illinois Tech men's basketball team played a close contest against Carthage College at Carroll University on Saturday, falling to the Red Men 70-68. The Scarlet Hawks dropped to 1-2 on the season.
How it Happened
- Offense was hard to find early on for both teams, combining for only six points in the first five minutes.
- The Scarlet Hawks would work to build a five-point lead, but the Red Men came back to even things up and eventually take a 33-28 advantage into halftime.
- Carthage came out aggressive in the second half and climbed its lead to double digits, reaching as high as 11 with 10:28 remaining.
- Tech, however, was not to be denied. Jake Bruns made three-pointers on two straight possessions to pull Tech to within four with just over eight minutes to play. While Carthage began to answer, Tech kept working and managed to take a 59-58 lead on an Anthony Mosley Jr. basket with 5:06 to play.
- Carthage ended up coming back to tie things up, and a Kienan Baltimore three-pointer with 1:28 left ended up being the decider. Up 70-67, the Red Men held the Hawks to just one point over the final 92 seconds.
Scarlet Hawk Standouts
- Max Hisatake led Tech with 18 points. He also tallied nine rebounds.
- Jake Digiorgio had another double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds.
- Mosley Jr. recorded 15 points, six rebounds, and five assists.
- Bruns had nine points, all three-pointers.
Stats to Know
- While Tech dominated 41-26 on the glass, an 18-9 turnover count in favor of Carthage was the deciding factor.
- The Scarlet Hawks shot 47.2% compared to 43.3% for the Red Men.
- Tech plays tomorrow afternoon at Carroll at 4:00 p.m.