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Eagles drill the Miners, 84-58

ROLLA, MO (WFIE) -

The University of Southern Indiana men's basketball team got back on track and rolled over Missouri University of Science & Technology, 84-58, Saturday afternoon in Rolla, Missouri. USI goes to 10-2 overall and 3-1 GLVC, while Missouri S&T sees its record go to 8-5, 1-4 GLVC.
 
The Screaming Eagles used its defense to set the tone in the first half, holding the Miners without a bucket through the first 10:25 of the game that built a 20-0 lead. USI would lead by 20 points once more in the first half, 22-2, before cruising to a 33-19 halftime advantage.
 
In addition to great defense in the opening half, USI had a balanced scoring attack with senior guard TeNale Roland (New Albany, Indiana), senior forward Austin Davis (Freeport, Illinois), and junior forward Shane Seniour (Newburgh, Indiana) posting six points each. The Eagles also got points from seven of the eight players in the first 20 minutes.
 
In the second half, USI hit the gas and did not look in the rearview mirror as it sent the 14-point first half lead to more than 30. Missouri S&T was staying within striking range of USI when the Eagles went on a 17-0 run that extended the lead to 32 points, 67-35. Junior forward George Edwards (Chicago, Illinois) led the charge with six points as USI was five-of-six from the field and seven-of-seven from the line during the run.  
 
After extending the lead to the game-high 32 points, USI never let lead slip below 25 points the rest of the way, including the 26-point final score of 84-58. USI got its shooting back on track, hitting 56 percent from the field (17-30) during the final 20 minutes.
 
The Eagles finished the contest with four players in double-digits, led by the 16-point effort by senior guard Gavin Schumann (Cincinnati, Ohio). Schumann was seven-of-14 from the field, including a three-pointer, and one-of-one from the charity stripe.
 
Roland followed Schumann in the scoring column with 13 points, while Davis and Edwards concluded today's action with 10 points each. Edwards also recorded his team-best fifth double-double of the year by grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds.
 
USI starts the second half of the road swing Thursday when it visits Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana. The Eagles concluded their longest road swing of the year Saturday when they make the trip to fifth-ranked University of Indianapolis. Game time Thursday at Saint Joseph's is 7:30 p.m., while tip-off Saturday at UIndy is 2:15 p.m. (CST).
 
The next home game for USI is January 19 when the Eagles take on sixth-ranked Bellarmine University at the Physical Activities Center

Provided by USI Sports Information Department

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