|Cardinal Stritch University 12-13 (8-7)||32||49||81|
|Olivet Nazarene University 9-14 (7-8)||55||44||99|
|Jan. 28, 2017|
|Bourbonnais, Ill. (McHie Arena)|
|Cardinal Stritch University||Indv. Leaders||Olivet Nazarene University|
|#05 Reinke, Matt - 31||Points||#42 Crater, Tyler - 20|
|#42 Stoneking, Damian - 4||Rebounds||2 Players (#32,#05) - 7|
|#25 Anderson, Teadric - 8||Assists||#10 Swindle, Troy - 10|
|Cardinal Stritch University||Team Statistics||Olivet Nazarene University|
|48.3% (29 - 60)||Field Goals %||60.4% (32 - 53)|
|44% (11 - 25)||3 Point Field Goals %||55.6% (15 - 27)|
|60% (12 - 20)||Free Throws||87% (20 - 23)|
|4||2nd Chance Pts||4|
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The ONU men's basketball team put together one of the best offensive performances on Saturday afternoon against the CCAC's leader in points allowed and field goal percentage defense. The Tigers defeated Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.) 99-81 scoring almost 30 more points than the Wolves' defense averages and ONU shot a season-high 60.3 percent from the field with four individuals scoring 16 or more points. The Tigers also tallied a season-high 15 made three-pointers and Chris Green (JR/Bonfield, Ill.) led the way making all five of his attempts. ONU's victory was their fourth straight, their longest of the season, scoring 90 or more points for the ninth time this season.
It took 2:16 for either team to score but when ONU (9-14, 7-8) it was Chris Green who knocked down a three-pointer to get the Tigers going. Yet, by the 15:38 mark the Tigers were tied at 8-8, but just two and a half minutes later the Tigers led 18-8 using five points from Dakota Bennington (FR/Peoria, Ill.) and a three-pointer form Ryan Carl (SR/Galesburg, Ill.). Over the next three minutes the only two field goals ONU scored were two more three-pointers from Chris Green which their lead to 24-12 because ONU's defense was on point through 10 minutes. Following a Frederik Benzon lay-up with just over seven minutes to play the Wolves (12-13, 8-7) cut the deficit to nine but for the remainder of the half the Tigers outscored the Wolves 23-10 to lead by 23 at the break, their largest halftime lead this season. Olivet made four more three-pointers during the stretch, giving them 11 in the first half and Tyler Crater (SR/Hampshire, Ill.) capped off the half with six straight points.
Olivet again scored first in the second half to lead by 25 and led by 27, their largest lead, with 16:07 after a Nic Reed (FR/New Albany, Ind.) bucket. Yet, the Wolves were unwilling to go away as they whittled away the deficit to only 14 points over the next seven minutes as ONU committed four turnovers and only scored three times. However, Bennington responded himself with five straight which allowed the Tigers to get their lead back to 22, 84-62. Yet, after back-to-back three-pointers from Matt Reinke, one from a missed free-throw offensive rebound, made it 88-74 ONU with 3:35 to play. ONU went on to put the clamps defensively and only allowed seven more points to the Wolves and the Tigers made 9-of-10 free-throws down the stretch to take a 21-point lead again with 59 seconds.
Olivet shot a season-high 60.4 percent from the floor, shooting a season-high 55.6 percent from behind the arc; making a season-high 15-for-27 three-pointers. They had seven less shots than the Wolves. Stritch shot 48.3 percent from field and went 11-for-25 from behind the arc. Olivet went 20-for-23 from the foul line compared to 12-for-20 for Stritch.
ONU won on the glass, 29-to-17, collecting six offensive rebounds and scoring four second chance points. Stritch had only three offensive rebounds of their own and had four second chance points. The Tigers turned the ball over 19 times giving up 25 points off turnovers and had 28 assists. The Wolves had 13 turnovers and ONU scored 16 points off those possessions. The Tigers finished with eight steals to eight for Stritch.
Tyler Crater scored 20 points on 4-for-9 shooting from the field, 3-for-6 from the three-point line and 9-for-9 from the free-throw line. He added three rebounds and four assists in 26 minutes. With 1,269 career points, he is 28th all-time in scoring. He is also tied for 13th all-time with 157 made three-pointers.
Nic Reed scored 16 points going 5-for-11 from the field, 1-for-4 from three-point line and 5-for-6 from the free-throw line. He added seven rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes. Chris Green scored 17 points on 6-for-7 shooting and 5-for-5 from the three-point line, he grabbed three rebounds and had four assists in 26 minutes. Josiah Blan (SO/Minooka, Ill.) had six points, seven rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes. Dane Schlafley (FR/Peoria, Ill.) had seven points, two rebounds and five assists in 24 minutes.
Off the bench, Dakota Bennington led the way with 18 points going 7-for-8 from the field adding one steal in 16 minutes, he has scored in double figures in five of the last six games. Troy Swindle (SR/Lindenhurst, Ill.) had five points on 2-for-2 shooting, adding a career-high 10 assists and had two steals in 16 minutes. Luke Tuttle (FR/Hampshire, Ill.) had seven points on 3-for-4 shooting and he added three rebounds and two steals in 21 minutes.
ONU is back at home on Wednesday, February 1 against Purdue University-Northwest (Ind.) at 8:15 p.m.
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- Feb. 18 - Men's Basketball vs Holy Cross College - W 88-79 - recap
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- Feb. 11 - Men's Basketball vs Indiana University-South Bend - W 99-71 - recap
- Feb. 8 - Men's Basketball vs Governors State University - W 93-79 - recap
- Feb. 4 - Men's Basketball vs Calumet College of St. Joseph - L 74-51 - recap
- Feb. 1 - Men's Basketball vs Purdue University Northwest - W 107-72 - recap
- Jan. 28 - Men's Basketball vs Cardinal Stritch University - W 99-81 - recap
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