MEN'S BASKETBALL: IU EAST 84, TENNESSEE WESLEYAN 81
November 25, 2012IU EAST BROADCAST SPORTS
ATHENS, Tenn. - Huston Clark scored on a drive with 50 seconds remaining for the
go-ahead basket in the Indiana University East men's basketball team's 84-81 win at
Tennessee Wesleyan College in a matchup of top 25 teams on the final day of the
Bulldogs' Dwain Farmer Classic.
The NAIA Division II No. 22 Red Wolves improved to 5-2. NAIA Division II No. 17
Tennessee Wesleyan is 3-5.
"A big relief," said IU East coach Mark Hester. "After dropping one last night (in
double overtime against Bryan College) you don't want to come back and drop another
one. I'm real proud of the way the guys responded tonight against a good, athletic
Tennessee Wesleyan team."
Clark's drive down the right side of the lane put IU East ahead 83-81. Freshman
guard Jeff Hopper (Plainfield, Ind./Cascade High School) made one free throw after a
Tennessee Wesleyan miss to put the Red Wolves ahead by three points. The Bulldogs
missed a 30-foot heave at the buzzer.
Sophomore guard Tyler Fangman (Cold Spring, Ky./Beechwood High School) bounced back
from a tough outing against Bryan and led IU East with 22 points. Clark (Kokomo,
Ind./Kokomo High School), a sophomore guard, added 19 points and nine rebounds.
Senior Marcus Isaac (Indianapolis, Ind./Purdue University North Central) played
through food poisoning symptoms and contributed 13 points, six rebounds and four
"Marcus did what a senior is supposed to do, what an All-American is supposed to
do," Hester said. "And we brought Tyler Fangman in last night after the game and
watched film and showed him some things he needed to do, and he did a great job. The
first thing we told him after the game last night was that character was measured by
how you handle adversity, and I'm proud of how he responded."
Junior forward Josh Cook (Gas City, Ind./Mississinewa High School) came off of the
bench and contributed 12 points.
"Josh was the MVP of this tournament for us," Hester said.
IU East never led by more than eight and never trailed by more than five. Clark's
final-minute basket broke the seventh tie and was the game's seventh lead change.
Matt Harper and Zamarius McClendon scored 18 apiece for Tennessee Wesleyan.
IU East plays at NCAA Division I opponent IUPUI on Nov. 26. The contest is an
exhibition for IU East.