Scores

Final

IPFW 50

(6-9, 0-2 Summit)

W Illinois 62

(10-3, 4-0 Summit)

8:00 PM ET, December 29, 2012

Western Hall, Macomb, Illinois

1 2 T
IPFW 19 3150
WIU 31 3162

Top Performers

IPFW: J. Edwards 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 6 Stl, 1 Blk

Western Illinois: C. Clark III 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

W. Illinois 62, IPFW 50

Associated Press

MACOMB, Ill. -- Jack Houpt and Adam Link scored 16 points apiece, helping Western Illinois defeat IPFW 62-50 for the best start in school history as a Division I team.

The Leathernecks (10-3, 4-0 Summit) won their seventh straight game and bettered the 9-3 start from the 1986-87 team.

Ceola Clark added 14 points and six assists for Western Illinois, which shot 49 percent from the floor and hit 6 of 11 3-pointers. Houpt accounted for most of that, hitting 4 of 5 from long range.

Luis Jacobo scored 19 points and Joe Edwards had 10 for IPFW (6-9, 0-2), which shot just 32 percent from the floor. Frank Gaines, who ranks fourth on the Mastodons' all-time scoring list, struggled through a 2 for 13 shooting performance and finished with eight points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IPFW
WIU
Points 50 62
FG Made-Attempted 18-57 (.316) 19-39 (.487)
3P Made-Attempted 4-21 (.190) 6-11 (.545)
FT Made-Attempted 10-23 (.435) 18-25 (.720)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 18

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Dec 29, 2012 @WIU 62, IPFW 50Recap
Jan 24, 2013 WIU 43, @IPFW 40Recap