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Top-ranked Trailblazers suffer close loss

FREEPORT, Ill. –  The No. 1 Vincennes University men’s basketball team fell 63-60 to Highland on Wednesday night.

The Trailblazers struggled with shooting. They shot 33.3 percent from the field (20-for-60). VU made 8 of 28 shots (28.6 percent) in the first half and trailed 36-20 at halftime.

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Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) was one of two VU players in double figures. He scored 17 points and added five assists and four rebounds.

Sophomore Colton Sandage (Bloomington, Ill.) contributed 13 points and sank three 3-pointers.

Freshman Christian Wells (Muncie, Ind.) finished with eight points and six rebounds.

Notes

  • The Trailblazers are 5-1 overall. It is their first loss since falling to Kaskaskia 78-76 on March 6, 2019.
  • VU made 5 of 27 shots from the 3-point line.

Next up

VU is in action on Nov. 16 at the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers play Lincoln Land Community College at 7 p.m. EST.

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Vincennes University Trailblazer Athletics

MARCIA MARTINEZ, Sports Information Director & University Life Reporter

   812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell, VUNews@vinu.edu, mmartinez@vinu.edu

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY, Department of University Relations, www.vinu.edu/newsroom

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