Loras wins tight 74-73 battle against fifth-ranked Wheaton (Ill.)
Loras 74, No. 5 Wheaton (Ill.) 73
DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Nathaniel Smith hit two free throws with eight seconds remaining to give Loras the lead, and Tyler Peters' last-second try missed as Loras knocked off visiting and fifth-ranked Wheaton (Ill.) 74-73 on Tuesday.
The game saw 14 ties and 16 lead changes, and the largest lead by either team was eight points. Every Loras player that got on the court scored at least one field goal, and the Duhawks were led by 15 points from Aaron Schueller, who hit three 3-pointers. Luke Barry also contributed 13 points and five assists.
Peters led all scorers with 26 points, while Wheaton's Brayden Teuscher scored 19 and Nate Haynes snatched 12 rebounds.
Loras improved to 1-1, while Wheaton fell to 2-1.
No. 8 Wooster 77, Oberlin 58
OBERLIN, Ohio -- Wooster put four in double figures, including career highs from sophomores DeVaughn Wingard and Josh Kipfer with 18 and 11 points, respectively, as the eighth-ranked Fighting Scots' balance and depth paved the way for a 77-58 win at North Coast Athletic Conference foe Oberlin on Tuesday night.
Statistically, the biggest difference in the game was turnovers. Wooster's defense helped cause 24, compared to just nine committed. That resulted in 20 more field-goal attempts for the Scots, who shot 41.5 percent (27-for-65), similar to the Yeomen's .444 rate (20-for-45).
Wingard's 18 points included 4-of-8 shooting from outside the arc, while Kipfer was efficient on the inside, making 4-of-5 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws. Both of them came off the bench, another category Wooster dominated. The Scots' second five scored 37 points to nine points by Oberlin's reserves.
Thorpe tallied 14 in the scorebook and the 5-9 guard led Wooster in rebounding with six. Dan Fanelly made a strong first impression, scoring 11 points. Brown added four assists and Purcell a career-high four steals.
Miles Gueno was the lone Yeomen in double figures with 17 points.
No. 9 WPI 94, Curry 72
MILTON, Mass. -- Ninth-ranked WPI toppled Curry 94-72 in non-conference action on Tuesday night. WPI improved to 2-0 on the season, while the Colonels fell to 0-2 overall.
The game was a matchup of two teams that participated in the 2013 NCAA Division III championships.
Junior Sam Longwell led the Engineers with 22 points and a game-high 11 rebounds to record his second career double-double, while senior Ryan Kolb chipped in with 21 points. Junior Domenick Mastacusa and sophomore Zach Karalis added 20 and 17, respectively.
Curry was led by senior Lambros Papalambros with a team-high 22 points on 10-13 (76.9 percent) shooting, while also recording a game-high four steals. Rodney Beldo added 20 points, while junior Matt Russell pulled down a team-best six rebounds.