ST. LOUIS, MO. --
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology captured the 1,000th men's
basketball victory in school history and improved to 3-0 on the
season with a 71-42 victory over Fontbonne University on
Rose-Hulman stands 3-0 for the first time since the 1990-91
season with the victory.
Sophomore Julian Strickland (Indianapolis/Pike)
led three players in double figures with 16 points on 7-9 from the
field. Sophomore Jake Dodd (St. Peters,
Mo./Missouri-St. Louis) added 13 points, and junior
Austin Weatherford (Cicero/Hamilton Heights)
pitched in with 10.
Junior Jon Gerken (Defiance, Ohio/Tinora) came
off the bench with nine points and five rebounds. Dodd added
team-high totals of six rebounds, two assists and three steals in
Daniel Lisch led the Fontbonne offense with 11 points.
Rose-Hulman held the Griffins to just 34% from the field and 1-12
from three-point range in a strong team defensive performance.
Rose-Hulman's 1,000 wins include nine conference championships
and eight NCAA Division III Tournament appearances. The
Fightin' Engineers have also defeated 14 current NCAA Division I
programs, highlighted by handing the University of
Kentucky its fifth worst defeat in history with a 52-11 win in
Rose-Hulman returns to action on Sunday with a 5:30 p.m. central
time contest at Millikin University. The Fightin' Engineers
will hope to move to 4-0 for the first time since the 1977-78
College Athletic Conference championship season on Sunday.