Men's Basketball - Fri, Jan. 27, 2012
DES MOINES - After being cold all night from behind the arc, Jeremy Simmons (Sr.-Jackson, Tenn.)
made it when it counted with a three-pointer with1.6 seconds left in the game for Iowa Wesleyan College for a 65-62 win Thursday night against Grand View University.
Simmons hit his first three-pointer of the night to win it as the Tigers improved to 10-8 overall and 5-6 in the Midwest Collegiate Conference. The win was IWC's second this week, following a win Monday night at home against AIB College of Business.
Iowa Wesleyan won a back and forth game in which neither team led by more than three points in the final 15 minutes. The Tigers actually grabbed their biggest lead with just over a minute left after a jumper by Kyle Warner
) made it 62-59, but Grand View (11-8 overall, 5-6 MCC) tied the game with 28.5 seconds left on a three-pointer by Chad Malloy.
Despite being down 33-29 after the first half, the Tigers came out strong in the second and took the lead with 17:20 left to play.Strong defense kept that lead until 11:57 was left in the game when the Vikings took the lead by two.Kyle Warner
led the Tigers with 19 points.Shakka Eke (Sr.-Reno, Nev.)
contributed 14 points and led in rebounds with nine. Bruce Brooks (Jr.-Kansas City, Kan.)
added ten points off the bench.
Kody Ingle led the Vikings with 16 points and seven rebounds.Malloy added 11 points off the bench.
IWC finished the night at 45.5% shooting and edged GVU in rebounds 31-30. The win moved Wesleyan into to a four-way tie for fifth in the MCC with Clarke University, Waldorf College, and Grand View.
The Tiger men will be back in action Saturday afternoon in the MCC at Viterbo (Wis.) University at 3 p.m. at the R.W. Beggs, Sr. Gymnasium in La Crosse, Wisconsin.The game will be online at www.iwc.edu/onlinemedia
.Box score IWC 65 GVU 62