Schumann and Edwards combine for 54 in USI win

Schumann and Edwards combine for 54 in USI win

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE)

University of Southern Indiana men's basketball senior guard Gavin Schumann and junior forward George Edwards combined for 54 points to lead the Screaming Eagles to an 85-74 victory over Kentucky State University Saturday afternoon at the Physical Activities Center. USI soars to 3-0 overall in the five-game homestand, while KSU sees its record go to 1-2.
 
Schumann posted a game-high and career-high 33 points on 11-of-14 from the field and 11-of-14 from the charity stripe. Edwards followed with his second-straight double-double, scoring 21 points, hitting eight-of-16 from the field and five-of-nine from the line, and grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds.
 
In the opening half, the Eagles controlled the opening tip and built three six-point leads through the first 13 minutes. The Thorobreds rallied with a 13-6 run to briefly take the lead, 26-25, with 7:26 left before halftime.
 
USI would regain control, using a 20-11 run in the final seven minutes before the intermission and took a 45-37 lead into the locker room. Schumann had 17 points at the intermission, connecting on seven-of-nine shots and three-of-six from the line, while Edwards followed closely with 14 points on five-of-seven from the field and four-of-six from the line.
 
In the second half, USI methodically build a 12-point advantage, 59-47, with just under 13 minutes remaining. The Eagles would extend the margin to as many as 13 points, 85-72, before settling for the 85-74 win.
 
For the game, USI outrebounded KSU, 39-22, and shot 49.1 percent from the field (28-57).
 
The Eagles conclude their season-opening five-game homestand after Thanksgiving when they host the Bill Joergens Memorial Classic November 28-29 at the Physical Activities Center. The eighth annual classic features USI, 10th-ranked Bellarmine University, Indiana University East, and Cedarville University.  Game times for next Friday and Saturday are 5:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. USI is slated to play the 7:30 p.m. contest each evening.
Provided by USI Sports Information Department