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No. 1 Vincennes University takes out No. 19 Harcum

VINCENNES, Ind. - Colton Sandage (Bloomington, Ill.) scored a career-high 24 points, and the No. 1-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team completed a 2-0 Kiwanis Classic weekend with a 78-58 victory over 19th-ranked Harcum, Pa. on Saturday.

Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario), with 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Chinedu Okanu (Gary, Ind.) with 10 points and 13 rebounds, provided double-doubles for the Trailblazers (2-0), who led 36-24 at halftime and held a double-figure lead the entire second half.

VU Statistical Leaders

  • Randy Tucker (Rock Island, Ill.), who redshirted last year, has scored in double figures in both games, scoring 10 Saturday.
  • Osawe had a rough shooting night (3 of 16), but still posted a double-double to go with a team-high four assists.
  • Center Kevin Kone (Osny, France), and his backup Okanu, each had a double-double over the weekend. Kone had 12 points and 11 rebounds in Friday’s win over Southwest Tennessee.

VU Coach Todd Franklin says. . .
“That was a good win against an obviously good basketball team that's rated. Harcum presents a lot of problems with their press, trap, zone and their size and length. But we handled all of that well. If we shot it well (37 percent), who knows what the margin would've been. We swung the ball well and got good looks.

"But to win by 20 shooting like that says a lot about the potential of our basketball team. We held them to 58 and Southwest Tennessee (on Friday) to 50. That's pretty good work."

Notes

  • VU improved to 108-10 in the 59th annual Kiwanis Classic and hiked its all-time series lead with Harcum to 4-1.
  • The Blazers defeated both Harcum and Southwest Tennessee by 20 points, with each opponent shooting 37 percent.
  • VU hit 10-of-13 free throws in the first half and 7-of-16 in the second half.

Next up

The Trailblazers play host to Danville at 7 p.m. (EST) Monday.

 

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