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Men's Basketball Cracks Century Mark for First Time in 10 Years

Mosley scored 35 total points, including 28 in the second half.
Mosley scored 35 total points, including 28 in the second half.

CHICAGO, Ill. - The Illinois Tech men's basketball team won its eighth game in a row and moved to 10-3 overall on Wednesday night, cracking the 100-point mark for the first time since 2007. The Scarlet Hawks downed East-West University 101-88.

How it Happened

  • Illinois Tech started the game on a roll, building a 22-8 advantage after a Vignesh Rajagopal three-pointer at the 12:15 mark.
  • East-West was able to answer most of Tech's offensive success the rest of the first half, as the Scarlet Hawks led by 12 (47-35) at halftime.
  • The second half started off much like the first half, as Tech was able to increase its lead to 21 (69-48), prompting the Phantoms to call a timeout.
  • East-West, however, put on a press that brought the team right back into the contest. The Phantoms' Lorenzo Dewberry scored nine points and recorded two steals in a span of just 26 seconds to trim the Hawks lead to 11. 
  • A Dewberry three would later get the lead down to 10 at the 9:24 mark, but the Scarlet Hawks would ride Anthony Mosley Jr.'s 28 second half points to build the lead back to over 20 and eventually to the 101-88 win.

Scarlet Hawks Standouts

  • Mosley Jr. scored 35 points total and was 15-of-19 from the free throw line, his second time scoring 30+ this season. The sophomore point guard also added eight assists and played all 40 minutes for the second game in a row.
  • Samuel Rarick (21 points, 15 rebounds), Max Hisatake (16 points, 10 rebounds), and Jake Digiorgio (10 points, 17 rebounds) all recorded double-doubles.
  • Parker Joncus scored 11 points.

Stats to Know

  • Tech won the game despite recording 24 turnovers compared to East-West's nine.
  • East-West was called for 28 fouls, resulting in 42 free throw attempts for the Scarlet Hawks. Three players fouled out for the Phantoms
  • Tech dominated the glass, outrebounding EWU 55-22.
  • Wednesday was the first time the Scarlet Hawks scored over 100 points since defeating Concordia Theological Institute 106-70 on January 30, 2007.

Up Next

  • Tech will play at Coe College on Saturday. The game is set for a 2:00 p.m. start.