Spartans Rout Iowa Wesleyan, 112-84
Nov 12, 2019
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque men’s basketball team put up 112 points for the second straight game to begin the season en route to a 112-84 blowout win over Iowa Wesleyan to improve to 2-0.
The University of Dubuque Spartans threw the first punch on Tuesday night, racing out to a 10-4 lead in the opening four minutes of play. The Iowa Wesleyan Tigers would punch right back, drilling three straight threes to jump ahead 13-10 with 15 minutes to play in the first half.
However, a three-point lead for the Tigers would be their largest lead of the game. With the Tigers leading 17-14 at the 12:46 mark, the Spartans made their run, going on a 10-0 run and never looked back, blowing the lead all the way to 23 at halftime at 50-27. In the first half, the Spartans shot 58.3%, while limiting the Tigers to 32.3% from the field.
That 25-point halftime lead, quickly ballooned to 30 five minutes into the second half and got it all the way up to 40 at the midway point of the second half. For the second straight game to open up the season, the Spartans finished with 112 points, coming away with a 28-point win over Iowa Wesleyan.
Every Spartan dressed saw action against the Tigers, with 15 of the 16 players scoring at least two points. UD had a dispersed attack with five different players scoring in double figures, led by Keegan Zimmerman with 17 points. Zimmer was a perfect 6-6 from the field, 3-3 from both inside and outside the arc. Cade Daugherty put up 1f3 points, with Patrick Mayfield finishing with 12, Avery Butler with 11 and Peter Ragen with 10.
The Spartans dished out 24 assists out of their 44 made baskets. Junior Mitch Burger had a team-high seven of those while turning it over just twice. For the game, the Spartans shot a staggering 57.1. The 112 points are the 14th most points in a single game in program history and the 23rd time the Spartans have broken the 100-point mark.
The Spartan men have the weekend off before traveling to Madison, Wis. On Tue. Nov. 19th to take on Edgewood College at 7 a.m.