Men’s Basketball Breaks Century Mark

The Illinois Tech Men’s Basketball team dominated from start to finish on January 13, overwhelming the Robert Morris-Springfield Eagles 100-60. It was the second time the Hawks cracked the century mark for points over the last two years, moving to 11-4 on the current season.

How it Happened

  • Illinois Tech built a massive 23-4 lead just seven minutes into the contest. Several Scarlet Hawks contributed during this stretch, including Jake Bruns, who drained his first three three-point attempts.
  • Jake Digiorgio and Max Hisatake controlled the paint in the first half, combining for 25 points and 17 rebounds. The duo’s dominance led to a 32-13 first half rebounding advantage for the Scarlet Hawks.
  • Illinois Tech’s lead continued to build, as the team received a boost off the bench from Brett Ott. His nine points helped the advantage increase to a staggering 56-21 halftime score.
  • The start of the second half was similar to the first, as the Scarlet Hawks managed to build the lead to as high as 47 at 70-23 with 15:29 left in the contest.
  • RMU-Springfield shot better the rest of the way, but Illinois Tech did not let up offensively. Illinois Tech reached the 100-point mark with 1:39 left to play with a Jason Morris Jr. jumper to cap off the scoring.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Ott had the best game of his Illinois Tech career, scoring 14 points and corralling six rebounds.
  • Digiorgio (20 points, 13 rebounds, two blocks) and Hisatake (18 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks) were dominant in the post.
  • Bruns finished with 13 points and three assists off the bench.
  • Anthony Mosley Jr. had a 10-point, four rebound, four assist night in just 19 minutes of action. He was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field.

Stats to Know

  • The shooting numbers were staggering, as Illinois Tech outshot RMU 57.5% to 32.4%. The Eagles shot just 20.0% in the first half.
  • Illinois Tech out rebounded RMU 62-26.
  • The Scarlet Hawks had 68 points in the paint, 32 second chance points, and 20 fastbreak points.

Up Next

  • The Scarlet Hawks will host Roosevelt University on Wednesday, January 17 at 7 p.m. Live audio, video, and stats will be available. The live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.