Sycamores roll to seventh straight win in dominant fashion

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Sycamores roll to seventh straight win in dominant fashion

From ISU Media Relations


Indiana State men’s basketball outscored the Huskies 50-28 in the second half to secure their seventh-straight victory this season, 90-67, to improve to 8-1. ISU remains 2-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference.


Isaiah Swope led the Sycamores with his first D-I double-double, scoring 27 points and grabbing a career-high 10 rebounds. Swope continued his hot three-point-shooting streak, draining four-or-more triples for the fourth-straight game. He has made four-plus three-pointers in seven of ISU’s nine games this season. Swope also recorded one steal and now has at least one steal in eight-of-nine games this year.


Four other Sycamores finished in double digits, a usual trend for Indiana State. Ryan Conwell was the team’s second leading scorer, bringing in 15 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Julian Larry racked up 13 points converting on 3-for-5 from beyond the arc. Entering the contest, Larry only attempted 12 three-pointers with a 58.3% three-point percentage.


Robbie Avila and Jayson Kent each added 12 points for ISU. Kent converted on both three-point attempts and bought in a near double-double, bringing down eight rebounds, and recorded a season-high three steals.


The Huskies jumped out to an early 6-0 lead and held the lead through the majority of the first half, building to a nine-point lead just over seven minutes into the game. The Sycamores fought back into the ballgame in a 8-0 scoring run in only a two-and-a-half minute span, sparked by five points from Swope.


The lead continued to flip back-and-forth in the remainder of the half, with the lead changing five times in the final 7:45 of the half.


The Sycamores came out of the halftime break blazing hot, erupting with 19 points in the first 5:30 of the second half, with five different Sycamores recording baskets in the effort. Five Sycamores also scored seven-or-more points in the second half leading to the Sycamores shooting 54% in the second 20 minutes. Conwell snagged six of his seven rebounds in the second half.


News & Notes

  • Indiana State moved to 8-1 on the season for the second consecutive season under Coach Josh Schertz.
  • ISU recorded their sixth 90-point game this season, after scoring 90+ points in the first five games of the season.
  • The Sycamores were a perfect 13-for-13 from the free-throw line for the first time this season. Since the 2016-17 season, the Sycamores have only recorded four other perfect nights from the foul stripe: February 14, 2018 (9-for-9, Drake), February 26, 2020 (9-for-9, SIU), February, 23, 2022 (5-for-5, UNI), March 2, 2023 (8-for-8, Evansville).
  • Jayson Kent extended his double-double scoring streak to all nine games this season. Swope and Avila have scored in double digits in all but one game this season.



Up Next
Indiana State heads back to Hulman Center on Saturday, December 9 to host Southern Indiana, set for a 2 p.m. start time on ESPN+ and 105.5 The Legend.

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