TERRE HAUTE, IND. - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology featured
four players in double-figures as they defeated Hanover College
75-61 on men's basketball Senior Day to finish the
regular season. The win also gives the Engineers the No. 3
seed in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Rose-Hulman was led by senior Blake Knotts (Louisville,
Ky./Christian) and junior Austin Weatherford
(Cicero, Ind./Hamilton Heights) who both scored 18
points. Sophomore Julian Strickland (Indianapolis,
Ind./Pike) added 17 points off the bench and senior
Spencer Harlan (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo)
chipped in with 11. Weatherford also led the team with eight
rebounds and six assists while Harlan added seven rebounds.
Harlan, Jason Haslag (Linn, Mo./Helias
Interparrish) and Knotts were honored in pre-game Senior
Day ceremonies. Knotts moved into second place on the career
three-point list with 193 with his six treys on the day.
Hanover battled the Engineers to a 13-13 tie with 8:26 left in
the first half before Rose-Hulman used a 18-8 run to end the
half. Strickland and Weatherford both hit two three-pointers
to led the rally. Harlan also added four points while junior
Jon Gerken (Defiance, Ohio/Tinora) added
Rose-Hulman never looked back as they increased their second
half lead to as much as 25 points. The Engineers shot 64%
from the field in the second half including 8-11 from three, led by
Knotts who went 5-7.
The Engineers are now 17-8 on the year, 11-7 in the HCAC.
Hanover fell to 16-8, 12-6 in league play. Rose-Hulman
returns to action Friday night with a matchup against Defiance
College in the first round of the HCAC Tournament in Lexington,