Miles Wayer
Cody Wainscott
Olivet Nazarene M-506045
UIndy M-309
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 F
Olivet Nazarene M-506045 45 50 95
UIndy M-309 31 50 81

Game Recap: Men's Basketball | | Cody Wainscott, Sports Information Director

Tigers pull off emotional win over Greyhounds on Tuesday night

INDIANAPOLIS – The UIndy men's basketball team (6-2) failed to overcome a sluggish start on Tuesday night to fall to the visiting Olivet Nazarene Tigers (8-4), 95-81.
Five days after the passing of their head coach Ralph Hodge, the Tigers orchestrated a 22-2 first-half run to give the visitors a lead that proved untouchable. The Hounds got within eight late in the second half, but Olivet Nazarene pulled away to fend off the hosts.
UIndy shot just 37.5 percent from the field in the opening half to trail Olivet Nazarene by 14 at the break. Jimmy King had 12 first-half points, while Jacob Polakovich had four boards in just over seven minutes.
Consecutive three-pointers by Miles Wayer and Jesse Kempson pulled UIndy to an eight-point deficit with just over two minutes left, but the Tigers hit free throws and kept the ball of the Hounds' hands to finish with a 95-81 win.
Kempson finished with a team-high 20 points and seven rebounds, with freshman Jacob Polakovich also had seven boards.
Wayer poured in a career-high 15 points on five-of-nine shooting from beyond the arc. The junior ties Jordache Mavunga and Trevor Lakes for the most three-balls made in a game this season.
CJ Hardaway also tallied 15 points in 34 minutes of action.
Head coach Stan Gouard: "They wanted it more from the start. You can tell from how those guys warmed up that they were excited. We were never ready to play. It was an emotional game for them."
The Hounds will take 13 days off before heading to Las Vegas to battle Pittsburg State and Washburn.
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