Racers Rise over No. 22 Indiana Tech on Senior Day
Photo courtesy of Mike Campbell - Campbell Photography.
Photo courtesy of Mike Campbell - Campbell Photography.
Men's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 11, 2017
(22)Indiana Institute of Technology
Northwestern Ohio
Indiana Tech 20-8, 15-5383573
Northwestern Ohio 17-11, 12-8355085
Feb. 11, 2017
Lima, OH
Attendance: 294
Indiana TechIndv. LeadersNorthwestern Ohio
#03 Miles Robinson - 24Points #42 Lawrence Jackson - 35
#15 Scott Schwieterman - 8Rebounds #42 Lawrence Jackson - 10
#03 Miles Robinson - 4Assists 2 Players (#01,#15) - 4
Indiana TechTeam StatisticsNorthwestern Ohio
44.6% (25 - 56) Field Goals % 44.3% (27 - 61)
32% (8 - 25) 3 Point Field Goals % 56.5% (13 - 23)
71.4% (15 - 21) Free Throws 69.2% (18 - 26)
37Rebounds 36
11Assists 16
14Turnovers 7
92nd Chance Pts 12

LIMA, Ohio – Saturday afternoon marked the final guaranteed home contest for the trio of seniors on the University of Northwestern Ohio Men's Basketball Team and the Racers looked to make the most of it against the No. 22 Indiana Tech Warriors.

UNOH (17-11, 12-8 WHAC) used a dominant second half to claim an 85-73 upset over the Warriors (20-8, 15-5 WHAC) in The Garage. The victory keeps the team's hope alive of hosting the opening round of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference postseason tournament.

The three seniors – Lawrence Jackson, Ray Beatty, and Ziar Anderson – were honored prior to the game for their contributions to the program, and the trio delivered with a set of impressive performances.

Jackson provided the biggest impact as he dropped a massive 26 points in the second half which included four straight 3-pointers to put the Racers ahead for good with 14:35 left to play. He ended the game with a total of 35 on the night while also adding 10 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the year.

Beatty followed in scoring with 18 points while Nate Bradley added 12 points including a series of free throws down the stretch to ice the game. Anderson provided the final dagger with a late jumper while dishing out four assists, tying Sadeeq Bello to lead the team.

Miles Robinson led the Warriors with 24 points and four assists.

Wednesday's game at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is a must-win for the Racers as the two programs are among the three-way tie for fourth along with Aquinas College. That contest is scheduled for a 7:30 PM start time following the women.

UM-Dearborn faces AQ on Saturday while the Racers and Saints also square off against the top-ranked Cornerstone Golden Eagles, making each contest a must-win for the three teams.