BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The University of Chicago men's basketball team lost at No. 18-ranked Illinois Wesleyan University by an 82-63 score on Saturday.
The Maroons evened their record at 4-4 while the Titans improved to 6-2.
UChicago made its best offensive run of the game midway through the first half, scoring 14 out of 16 points to take a 24-16 lead. IWU responded with an 8-0 run over the next two minutes to tie the score at 24. The Titans led 35-33 at halftime thanks to 18 points in the paint. The Maroons scored 12 points off nine turnovers in the half.
The Titans opened up a double-digit lead in the first five minutes of the second half, but the Maroons eventually trimmed the deficit to 66-60 with eight minutes left in the game. The home team then finished the game on a 16-3 run to clinch the win.
IWU led the rebounding totals 41-30. UChicago pulled down 13 offensive boards, including five by Nate Brooks.
UChicago Team Stats & Leaders
Field goal percentage - 32.8 percent (19-58)
Three-point percentage - 38.9 percent (7-18)
Free throw percentage - 78.3 percent (18-23)
Nate Brooks - 14 points, 9 rebounds
Alex Pyper - 15 points
Sam Gage - 11 points, 5 rebounds
Royce Muskeyvalley - 8 points, 6 assists, 2 steals
Illinois Wesleyan Team Stats & Leaders
Field goal percentage - 54.7 percent (29-53)
Three-point percentage - 40.0 percent (6-15)
Free throw percentage - 69.2 percent (18-26)
Dylan Overstree - 18 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds
Andrew Ziemnik - 17 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists
Kevin Reed - 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 blocks
NEXT GAME: Monday, Dec. 17 - Dominican University at UChicago, 7 PM.