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MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: IU EAST 100, POINT PARK 96

February 3, 2013
Richmond High School



RICHMOND, Ind. - Tyler Fangman scored a career-high 30 points to lift the Indiana University East men's basketball team to a 100-96 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win against Point Park University on Feb. 2 in the Richmond High School Tiernan Center. The Red Wolves rallied from an eight-point deficit in the last eight minutes to improve to 17-8 (7-3 KIAC). Point Park is 12-9 (6-7). Fangman's 3-pointer with 2:24 remaining put IU East ahead to stay at 93-90. Fangman (Cold Spring, Ky./Beechwood High School), a sophomore guard, also hit three free thows in the final two seconds to seal the win. "Thank goodness he stepped up for us," said IU East coach Mark Hester. "The great thing about Tyler was he was efficient (just 14 shots) and had nine rebounds, three assists and no turnovers. That's a big-time game right there." Several Red Wolves stepped up to help compensate for the absence of injured sophomore guard Huston Clark (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo High School), the Red Wolves' No. 2 scorer and leading rebounder. Six IU East players scored in double figures. Freshman forward Jason Ray (Martinsville, Ind./Martinsville High School) matched his season best with 12 points. Junior guard Bakari Smith (Indianapolis, Ind./George Washington High School) matched his career high with 10 points. T.J. Heatherington led Point Park with 31 points. "When you look at it, no Huston, some of our key players struggled - we'll take it," Hester said. "Point Park is a lot better than their record, and they are a tough team to match up with and guard." IU East concludes a five-game homestand on Feb. 5 against Brescia University. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. in the Richmond High School Tiernan Center. IU East's lone senior, Marcus Isaac (Indianapolis, Ind./Purdue University North Central) will be honored after the game.


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