Men’s Basketball Moves Past .500 With December 12 Win

mens-basketballFor the first time since the Men’s Basketball program was re-introduced in 2011-12, the Scarlet Hawks are above .500. With Illinois Tech’s 90-75 win over Fontbonne University in St. Louis, the Scarlet Hawks now sit at 4-3 on the season.

How it Happened

  • After a back-and-forth early portion of the contest, Anthony Mosley Jr. hit a groove offensively. He scored 10 points in a span of just over three minutes, propelling Illinois Tech to a 25-16 lead.
  • Jake Digiorgio scored the final four Scarlet Hawk points of the half as Illinois Tech took a 43-32 lead into the intermission.
  • A balanced Scarlet Hawk offensive attack allowed the lead to keep building. Five straight points from Malik Howze pushed the lead to 20 with 10 minutes remaining.
  • The lead would reach as high as 25, as a Mosley Jr. free throw stretched the advantage to 88-63 with 4:04 left to play. The Scarlet Hawks survived a late Griffins run to win 90-75.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Mosley Jr. put together one of the most efficient games of his collegiate career. The sophomore tallied a double-double with 23 points and 10 assists. He also was eight-of-nine from the floor, three-of-three from beyond the arc, and contributed three steals.
  • Samuel Rarick tallied his first double-double of the year with 18 points and 12 boards.
  • Digiorgio scored 21 points on a perfect seven-of-seven shooting from the field. He was also seven-of-10 from the free throw line.
  • Howze added 16 points and five rebounds.

Stats to Know

  • The Scarlet Hawks shot 55.9% from the floor compared to Fontbonne’s 42.4%.
  • Both teams shot the same amount of free throws (29), with the Scarlet Hawks making 19 compared to Fontbonne’s 18.
  • Illinois Tech won the battle on the glass 36-31.

Up Next

  • Men’s Basketball will head to California for games on Saturday, December 17 at UC Santa Cruz at 5 p.m., and Sunday, December 18.