Top-ranked Arizona Downs Northern Arizona, Wohltman Scored 10 For Indiana Tech

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Published on December 24 2013 11:31 am
Last Updated on December 24 2013 2:06 pm
Written by Millie Lange

'Cats Drop NAU

(Tucson, AZ) -- Nick Johnson scored 20 points to lead top-ranked Arizona in a 77-44 win over Northern Arizona last night. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 14 points for the now 13-0 Wildcats. U-of-A next hosts Washington State January 2.

 

Wohltman Scores 10 For Indiana Tech

With five players in double figures, led by 24 points from Rontray Chavis, the Indiana Tech men's basketball team dominated IU-South Bend, 90-61 Saturday at the Schafer Center.

Tech shot 54.3 percent from the floor and 77.8 percent from the free throw line while the defense held the Titans to just 8-for-30 from the field.

Chavis had 24 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, three blocks and four steals. Effingham graduate Jeremy Wohltman tallied 10 points.

 

SIU Carbondale Holds On For Win Over SIUE

CARBONDALE, Ill. –  A 25-8 run by SIUE over a seven minute stretch late in the second half wasn't enough, as SIU Carbondale held on for a 74-57 win over the Cougars in front of 7,057 Monday night at SIU Arena.

The Salukis (4-8) led 60-32 with 8:21 remaining in the game when SIUE (2-10) went on its run. A Maurice Wiltz three-pointer with 1:13 to play made the score 68-57.   

"Our team is not going to quit," SIUE Head Coach Lennox Forrester said. "They stayed in there and chipped away."   

The run wasn't enough to overcome a slow start and a tough first half for the visitors. SIUE managed just six made field goals and shot 26 percent (6 of23) over the first 20 minutes. Meanwhile SIUC was 16 of 28 (57.1 percent) over the same period. SIUC led 39-20 at the break.


College Basketball Roundup

In local college basketball action last night, Illinois-Chicago suffered a 74-61 loss at Colorado State. DePaul and Northwestern will square off on Friday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston.  Northern Illinois is back in action one week from today against Iowa State.


Illinois Hosts UIC On Saturday

(Chicago, IL) -- Illinois has one more matchup before diving into Big Ten play. The Fighting Illini will play Illinois-Chicago at the United Center on Saturday afternoon. Following that, the Illini host Indiana and Penn State before hitting the road to face Wisconsin in conference play.

 

Monday, December 23 Scoreboard

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball  ("USA Today" Rankings)

#1 Arizona Wildcats 77, Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 44

#13 Iowa State Cyclones 83, Akron Zips 60

 

Tuesday, December 24 Schedule

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball  ("USA Today" Rankings)

No Games Scheduled