NAIA second-ranked University of Saint Francis emphatically rejected any thoughts or hopes Mt. Vernon Nazarene University fostered of a second consecutive NAIA Top 5 upset with perhaps the Indiana Cougars best defensive effort of the season in a 73-51 win on Saturday afternoon at Hutzell Athletic Center.
The Indiana Tech men’s basketball team moved into a tie for second place in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) as they knocked off No. 25-ranked University of Northwestern Ohio, 87-85, on Saturday afternoon at the Schaefer Center.
Haley Cook scored a game-high 20 points to reach 1,000 career points (Kentucky Wesleyan career included) while grabbing five rebounds and dishing out four assists
Despite leading after the first quarter, the Fort Wayne women’s basketball team was unable to overcome two players going out during its game as the Mastodons fell at North Dakota State 68-56.
Bryson Scott and Brent Calhoun both equaled their career highs in points as Fort Wayne men’s basketball pulled out an 87-83 Summit League victory over Denver on Saturday (Jan. 7).
In a rematch of last year’s National Duals finals, Grand View took an early 11-0 lead after three matches, but back-to-back major decisions from Thomas Garty (8-0) and Mitch Roadruck (15-7) at 149 and 157-lbs. would cut the Vikings deficit to three with five matches to go.
Caleb Swanigan hit a free throw with 5 seconds left and No. 20 Purdue held off an Ohio State comeback to win 76-75 on Thursday night.
The Fort Wayne women’s basketball team was unable to hang on to its first quarter lead on South Dakota State as the Mastodons fell 73-51.
Vasturia scored a career-high 24 points and hit a late bucket again to lead No. 23 Notre Dame to a 77-70 ACC upset of the Cardinals.
Kethan Savage scored five of his 13 points during a decisive late run that helped the 18th-ranked Bulldogs end the nation’s longest winning streak at 20 games — and perhaps the Wildcats’ five-week run atop the polls — with a 66-58 victory that sent students streaming onto the court.
Fort Wayne is now 12-4 (2-1 Summit League). The ‘Dons return home on Saturday (Jan. 7) at 7 p.m. The game will be played on campus at the Gates Center.
The Saint Francis men’s and women’s basketball teams swept Grace in a doubleheader Wednesday night at the Hutzell Center.
Indiana shot 53.1 percent from the field, made 5 of 15 from 3-point range and outrebounded the Badgers 32-25 — numbers that are normally solid enough to produce a win.
With their “Row The Boat” mentality inspired by Fleck, the 12th-ranked Broncos (13-1) went from one win during his first season in Kalamazoo three years ago to the last FBS team other than No. 1 Alabama this season with a chance to be undefeated.
Donley was joined by approximately 60 team members of the NAIA Football Championship Series champions as guests of the Indianapolis Colts and were introduced prior to the Colts regular season final game against Jacksonville at the Hoosier State’s football Taj Mahal — Lucas Oil Stadium.
Going old school on playoff newcomer Washington, top-ranked Alabama relied on a stifling defense and the bruising runs of Bo Scarbrough to wear down the Huskies for a 24-7 victory Saturday in the Peach Bowl semifinal game.
Fort Wayne never trailed in the contest, scoring the first seven points and never looking back. Mo Evans scored all 18 of his points in the opening half as the ‘Dons led 56-39 at the break. It was Fort Wayne’s ninth 50-point half of the year.
Zaria Atkins led the Mastodons with 13 points on the day. Selena Lozada scored 12 points to go along with a team-high six rebounds. Anna Lappenküper added 11 points. De’Jour Young finished with eight points and a team-high two assists and two steals.
This is the first time IU has lost consecutive games for the first time since closing out 2014-15 with losses in the Big Ten Tournament and NCAA Tournament.
Vasturia’s 3-pointer from the wing with 2.5 seconds left in overtime lifted Notre Dame to a 78-77 victory in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both schools.