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No. 2 Vincennes University beats Elizabethtown, improves to 14-1

VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) scored a career-high 29 points, and the second-ranked Trailblazers defeated Elizabethtown Tech (Ky.), 78-43, on Saturday at the P.E. Complex.

VU (14-1) opened the second half on a 21-5 run in less than seven minutes to double the score, 52-26. Osawe had 11 in the spurt, opening it with a 3-pointer and closing it with a pair of free throws.

The Blazers are projected to move to No. 1 in Monday's NJCAA Division I poll after top-rated Ranger (Texas) lost over the holidays.
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Osawe hit 10-of-18 shots, including 4-of-8 from 3-point range.
Sophomore Chinedu Okanu (Gary, Ind.) made 6-of-7 shots and 6-of-8 free throws to score 18. He tied Osawe with a team-best eight rebounds.
Sophomore Michael Rogers (Evansville, Ind.) scored eight points.
Freshman Randy Tucker (Rock Island, Ill.) had 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting.

VU Coach Todd Franklin says. . .
"We were stuck in mud (in the first half) and decided to go real simplistic. We looped Kevin to the top of the key, where they weren't covering him. He could lift and hurt them from there, and once that happened we got some angled passes into the post.
"Michael played well and played hard. In that first half when we weren't getting a lot done, Mike responded. He was 2-of-5 from 3, and he chased the ball. He got on the offensive glass in the second half, and it always seemed we scored when he got a rebound. I was happy for him."


  • It was the 1,799th all-time win for the Trailblazers, who rank second among all junior colleges. Hutchinson (Kan.) had 1,816 all-time wins going into Saturday's game against Allen County.
  • It was the seventh time in eight games that Osawe has scored in double figures. His previous career-best was 26 points against Harry S. Truman (Ill.) on Nov. 23.
  • Okanu has reached double figures in six of his last seven games.
  • The Trailblazers have posted nine straight wins.
  • Eric George scored 15 points, Tre Richardson 14 and Isaiah Boulware 10 for the Barons (0-3), who were limited to 36 percent shooting. It was the fourth opponent VU held to 50 points or less.
  • The Blazers improved to 8-0 all-time against Elizabethtown Tech.

Next up

The Trailblazers play at Olney Central, honorable mention in the most recent NJCAA poll, at 8:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday.

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