|Miami University - Hamilt 0-1||32||30||62|
|Taylor (Ind.) 2-0||47||37||84|
|Oct. 29, 2016|
|Miami University - Hamilt||Indv. Leaders||Taylor (Ind.)|
|#24 Mike Collins - 18||Points||#35 Keaton Hendricks - 22|
|2 Players (#23,#24) - 6||Rebounds||#35 Keaton Hendricks - 6|
|#24 Mike Collins - 2||Assists||2 Players (#11,#15) - 3|
|Miami University - Hamilt||Team Statistics||Taylor (Ind.)|
|38.1% (24 - 63)||Field Goals %||50.8% (30 - 59)|
|31.3% (5 - 16)||3 Point Field Goals %||33.3% (9 - 27)|
|52.9% (9 - 17)||Free Throws||83.3% (15 - 18)|
|6||2nd Chance Pts||5|
UPLAND, Ind. – Less than 24 hours after knocking in a program record 20 three-point shots in its season opener, the Taylor men's basketball team connected on seven more triples in the first half of Saturday's game with Miami Hamilton and cruised to the 84-62 win.
The Trojans easily put away the Harriers to improve to 2-0 for the first time since 2012, using the long ball once again to take control. Six different Trojans hit a three-point shot in the opening stanza, as TU shot seven-of-14 from beyond the arc and 57.6 percent from the floor en route to rolling to a 47-32 halftime edge.
The shooters finally cooled in the second half, as Taylor shot 42.3 percent after intermission and only struck twice in 13 tries from downtown. It would not matter however, as Taylor held the Harriers to 30 second-half points and coasted to the 22-point win.
Keaton Hendricks led the charge with 22 points, six rebounds, a career-high four steals and two assists in 28 minutes of action. Hendricks took over early, using a mid-range game to make eight-of-nine field goals for 18 points in the first half.
Mason Degenkolb and Evan Crowe also stayed hot, teaming for 37 points in the win. Degenkolb netted 19 to go with five boards, three assists and two steals, while Crowe had 18 points, two blocks and one steal.
Taylor (2-0) will return to action on November 4 and 5 to play in the Purdue Northwest Classic. TU will open against the hosts on Friday at 6:00 pm, before playing Governors State on Saturday at 6:00 pm.