|Taylor (Ind.) 4-0||40||55||95|
|Governors State (Ill.) 0-3||44||34||78|
|Nov. 5, 2016|
|Taylor (Ind.)||Indv. Leaders||Governors State (Ill.)|
|#21 Evan Crowe - 30||Points||#11 Torrey Oliver - 26|
|#21 Evan Crowe - 17||Rebounds||#11 Torrey Oliver - 6|
|#21 Evan Crowe - 6||Assists||#20 Jamaal Murray - 4|
|Taylor (Ind.)||Team Statistics||Governors State (Ill.)|
|50% (35 - 70)||Field Goals %||42.1% (24 - 57)|
|27.3% (9 - 33)||3 Point Field Goals %||26.9% (7 - 26)|
|72.7% (16 - 22)||Free Throws||71.9% (23 - 32)|
|0||2nd Chance Pts||0|
WESTVILLE, Ind. – Sophomore Evan Crowe set career-highs with 30 points, 17 rebounds and six assists in 27 minutes of work, as Taylor poured in 55 second-half points to run past Governors State for a 95-78 victory on Saturday at the Purdue Northwest Classic.
Taylor trailed by as many as 11 in the opening half against the Jaguar club that pushed No. 3 Davenport to a 103-97 decision one night earlier. The Trojans narrowed to within 44-40 by the break and caught fire in the final 20 minutes of action to pull away for the convincing win.
TU shot 59.4 percent from the field in the final stanza, holding Governors State to 31.0 percent during that time to outscore GSU by a 55-34 count. The Trojans dominated play in the second half, leading by as many as 30 on their way to the 17-point win.
Taylor ended the contest with a commanding, 46-24, edge in the paint and a 42-34 advantage on the glass, while committing only nine turnovers.
Crowe stole the show by sinking nine-of-16 shots from the field, including six triples and led all players in points, rebounds and assists while flirting with the triple-double output.
Jake Heggeland also turned in one of his finest collegiate performances for the Purple and Gold, hitting eight-of-12 shots in the post to finish with 19 points, five rebounds, two assists and one block.
Mason Degenkolb continued to impress early into his collegiate career, netting 18 points for his third game of at least 18 points in four outings, while Ryan Robinson ended with nine points along with two assists and Keaton Hendricks added eight points and five boards.
With the win, Taylor improves to 4-0 for the first time since 2010 and will eye its fifth-straight victory on Tuesday when it returns to Paul Patterson Court to host Rio Grande (0-0) in a 7:00 pm start.