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PARIS, FRANCE -- The
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's basketball team completed
its trip to France with a perfect 3-0 record after an 83-58 victory
The team has returned safely home and
arrived back in the Wabash Valley early Wednesday
Jason Haslag led a balanced
scoring attack that featured four players in double figures with 14
points. Julian Strickland contributed 13
points to the effort, with Blake Knotts and
James Pillischafske adding 11 points
Nate Gissentanner pitched
in with eight points, and Spencer Harlan scored
six points early in the fourth quarter to provide another inside
Coulommiers jumped out to a 7-2 lead early,
before Rose-Hulman rallied to knot the score at 17-17 on a
three-pointer by Haslag to end the first quarter.
The Fightin' Engineers poured in 30 points during the 10-minute
second quarter to claim a 47-31 lead at the intermission.
Consecutive three-pointers by Knotts and Pillischafske, followed by
another set of treys by Knotts and Pillischafske helped put the
team in control of the matchup.
Rose-Hulman then extended the lead to 66-47
after the third quarter as part of the 83-58 victory. All
Rose-Hulman players started at least one game during the trip and
played in each half, with all 12 available players scoring in the
The trip also featured a total of 10 days in Paris and Normandy,
and marked the fifth trip abroad during the current 18-year era of
men's basketball head coach Jim Shaw.
Rose-Hulman compiled a 3-0 record on its
trip to France and will open the 2011-12 season at the Oglethorpe
University Invitational on Nov. 18-19.
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