SEVERE WX : Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

College Basketball: Indiana Tech tops Taylor at home

The Indiana Tech men’s basketball team defeated Taylor University, 88-74, Thursday evening inside the Schaefer Center.

Posted: Nov 20, 2020 12:43 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The Indiana Tech men’s basketball team defeated Taylor University, 88-74, Thursday evening inside the Schaefer Center.

Josh Kline and Grant Smith each had a team-best 18 points and eight rebounds, while the former added two blocks and the latter dished out six assists and collected two steals.

Rog Stein had 18 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Tech started off the game on a 6-0 run with baskets from Smith, Stein and Kline respectively and the Warrior bench brought energy and life to an otherwise empty Kline Court as the team played its first home game without spectators this season.

Back-to-back buckets in the paint from the frontcourt duo of Stein and Kline pushed the lead to 10-2 and promoted Taylor to call a timeout with 15:11 on the clock.

The Trojans, veterans of the always tough Crossroads League, would go down lightly, battling back to tie the game up at 16 with 9:05 to go in the first half following an 8-2 run.

The teams traded baskets over the next couple of minutes, with the visitors grabbing the lead at the 8:13 following a triple from Gavin Yoon to make it 19-18.

Sam Skaggs answered with a three of his own two possessions later to give put the Orange and Black back on top.

The Trojans kept the Warriors close over the final six minutes of the half, but were unable to retake the lead as Tech held a 38-34 advantage at the end of the first.

The hosts turned their attention to the paint in the second half, attacking the Trojans to the tune of 24 points in the lane, with Stein, Kline and McKinney combining for 33 of the team’s 50 points.

Taylor tied the game up at 41 with 17:51 on the clock following a 7-3 spurt to open the second half, but the Warriors answered with a 7-2 run to go back up 50-45 at the 15:21 mark.

A 3:19 scoring drought from the Trojans, coupled with an 11-0 run from Tech, pushed the lead up to 65-50 for the hosts and put the visitors on their heels for good with under 10 minutes to play.

The Trojans cut the lead back down to 10 points with 7:26 to go, but that was as close as they would get as the Orange and Black responded with an 18-8 run to make it an 86-66 game at the 2:40 mark and shut the door on any comeback attempt.

Tech (4-2) is slated to return to action on Tuesday, Nov. 24 as they travel to Governors State University.

Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET from the Athletics and Recreation Center in University Park, Illinois.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 613228

Reported Deaths: 9728
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion846851338
Lake45676687
Allen32980552
Hamilton29649315
St. Joseph27531382
Elkhart24478345
Vanderburgh19610250
Tippecanoe18108141
Johnson15191295
Porter14944169
Hendricks14485250
Madison11044222
Clark10811144
Vigo10795181
Monroe9458113
Delaware9170134
LaPorte9145164
Howard8292144
Kosciusko810183
Warrick680299
Hancock6782104
Bartholomew6640100
Floyd6507110
Wayne6177162
Grant6027116
Dubois558680
Boone556468
Morgan548695
Henry511464
Marshall506984
Cass486964
Dearborn486545
Noble475659
Jackson427747
Shelby420781
Lawrence393780
Clinton375044
Gibson374459
Harrison353045
DeKalb349864
Montgomery347654
Knox336239
Miami324544
Steuben315046
Whitley311126
Wabash305851
Adams302836
Ripley300546
Putnam298950
Huntington294860
Jasper291734
White275143
Daviess271774
Jefferson266238
Decatur249583
Fayette248648
Greene242262
Posey241028
Wells236951
LaGrange230062
Scott226839
Clay224332
Randolph215248
Jennings200636
Sullivan193533
Spencer193022
Washington188023
Fountain184927
Starke176444
Jay168623
Owen167637
Fulton164830
Orange160935
Carroll159715
Rush156318
Perry155929
Vermillion149734
Franklin149333
Tipton133133
Parke13088
Pike118526
Blackford111822
Pulaski97837
Newton92021
Brown88335
Benton87110
Crawford8099
Martin74913
Warren6857
Switzerland6695
Union6297
Ohio4977
Unassigned0376

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 868656

Reported Deaths: 10768
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin102154707
Cuyahoga865201153
Hamilton64744448
Montgomery43516419
Summit35250762
Lucas31663631
Butler31268232
Stark26096443
Warren19830142
Lorain19296229
Mahoning17471339
Lake16250154
Clermont16128112
Delaware1453680
Licking13326137
Fairfield1294981
Trumbull12920317
Greene12174141
Medina11732168
Clark11058265
Wood10457158
Allen9988127
Portage9454111
Miami924473
Richland9236118
Marion7486113
Tuscarawas7440183
Columbiana7409124
Pickaway732150
Wayne7111172
Muskingum710342
Erie6221130
Ross5558100
Hancock555292
Scioto542764
Geauga515955
Darke473492
Lawrence460658
Union456928
Ashtabula456473
Sandusky439562
Mercer435089
Seneca433866
Huron432841
Auglaize424164
Shelby422522
Jefferson422469
Belmont421145
Washington394240
Athens38389
Putnam378075
Madison358129
Knox356122
Ashland349038
Fulton340443
Defiance334486
Crawford325774
Preble322737
Brown315821
Logan312132
Ottawa296543
Clinton291543
Williams280367
Highland279018
Jackson265845
Guernsey257126
Champaign253428
Fayette239530
Morrow23464
Perry233718
Holmes226774
Henry221953
Hardin215533
Coshocton206922
Van Wert203445
Gallia199826
Wyandot196751
Pike178017
Adams177715
Hocking173224
Carroll157616
Paulding145321
Noble121040
Meigs109724
Monroe102232
Harrison89921
Morgan83931
Vinton71314
Unassigned00
Fort Wayne
Cloudy
33° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 29°
Angola
Cloudy
28° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 21°
Huntington
Cloudy
32° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 32°
Fort Wayne
Cloudy
33° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 29°
Lima
Cloudy
33° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 33°
Wintry Mix & Snow
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events