Western Illinois vs IUPUI

Western Illinois pulls away from IUPUI 69-54

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Garret Covington had 17 points and 9 rebounds as Western Illinois pulled away in the second half for a 69-54 win over IUPUI on Thursday.

Covington hit 5 of 7 shots and all six of his free throws to lead the Leathernecks (9-12, 3-3 Summit League). Michael Ochereobia added 13 points and Mike Miklusak 10.

Ja'Rob Mcallum led the Jaguars (5-18, 0-6) with 18 points and Khufu Najee had 14, hitting 7 of 9 shots. IUPUI has lost six straight.

Western Illinois hit 13 of 15 free throws, 8 of 9 in the second half, while the Jags went just 2 of 8 from the line. Western also had a 35-23 rebounding advantage.

The Leathernecks led 23-21 at the half.

Najee's fast-break layup with 10:45 to play cut WIU's lead to 46-40 but Adam Link made a layup and Miklusak made back-to-back 3's and IUPUI never recovered.

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Scoreboard
Western Illinois (9-12) «234669
IUPUI (5-18)213354

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Western Ill.0-07-2170
South Dakota0-010-385
S. Dak. St.0-09-584
IPFW0-06-5198
No. Dak. St.0-05-5105
Denver0-05-7298
Oral Roberts0-03-9243
Neb.-Omaha0-02-10282

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Kentucky0-07-3136
Oakland0-06-4159
Wright St.0-06-4221
Milwaukee0-07-5116
Ill.-Chicago0-04-6317
Detroit0-04-7261
Clev. St.0-03-6329
Green Bay0-03-6313
IUPUI0-02-6324
Youngstown St.0-02-8330
 
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