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Men's Basketball Winning Streak Ends at Six With Loss Against Concordia Chicago

(Photo Credit: Stephen Bates, WCS Photography)
(Photo Credit: Stephen Bates, WCS Photography)

RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- The Illinois Tech men's basketball saw their six game winning streak come to an end on the road as the Scarlet Hawks were defeated by Concordia (Chicago), 61-57, Saturday.

The Scarlet Hawks (9-6, 6-4 NACC) were held to 35.1% shooting (20-57) as the Cougars (4-10, 4-7 NACC) shot 40.4% (21-52). 

How It Happened

  •  After Illinois Tech led 21-10 at the 11:48 mark in the first half, Concordia started to make a run.
  •  The Hawks were ahead 25-15 with 6:50 left but the Cougars went on a 20-9 run to go ahead 35-34 at the halftime break.
  •  The second half started off slow with Illinois Tech scoring the next four points to go ahead 38-35 with 15:09 left in the game.
  •  Otis Reale tied the game at 45-all with a huge three-pointer at the 9:03 mark in the game.
  •  Anthony Mosley gave Illinois Tech their biggest lead of the second half, 52-47, with 4:57 in the game after hitting a layup 
  • Concordia (Chicago) went on a run to regain the lead before both teams traded baskets and hit the game-winning basket with 12 seconds to go.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  •  Max Hisatake led the Scarlet Hawks with a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
  •  Jake Digiorgio also added a double-double for Illinois Tech, adding 10 points and pulling down 12 rebounds.

Up Next

  • Illinois Tech looks to get back to winning ways as the Scarlet Hawks host Milwaukee School of Engineering starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Keating Sports Center.