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No. 1 Trailblazers fall to Olney Central on road

OLNEY, Ill. -  The top-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team fell 88-67 to Olney Central on Wednesday after the Knights pulled away in the second half.

The loss ended the Trailblazers’ nine-game win streak. VU, No. 1 in the NJCAA Division I rankings, currently has a 14-2 overall record.

VU Statistical Leaders

Sophomore Chuka Mekkam (Portland, Ore.) hit five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 25 points. He also had five assists and two rebounds.

Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and one assist.

Sophomore Chinedu Okanu (Gary, Ind.) had 14 points, five rebounds, three blocks and two assists.


  • VU owned a 41-38 halftime lead against Olney Central.
  • The Trailblazers shot 50 percent from the field in the first half, making 16 of 32 attempts. They shot 28.1 percent in the second half on 9-of-32 shooting.
  • VU has a 2-2 road record and a 12-0 home record.
  • Olney Central (13-2) was led in scoring by Jalen Moore with 21 points.

Next up

The Trailblazers are back at home on Jan. 11 against Shawnee (Ill.). Tip-off at the P.E. Complex is 7 p.m. EST.

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