RICHMOND, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology increased its men's basketball winning streak to seven games with a convincing 80-57 men's basketball victory at Earlham College on Wednesday night.
The Fightin' Engineers turned a 42-26 halftime lead into a 64-28 edge by starting the second half on a 22-2 run. Rose-Hulman also reclaimed the John Mutchner Cup for the second consecutive year with the win.
Junior Jimmy Miller led a balanced scoring attack with 16 points and nine rebounds. Junior Matt Loesing added 13 points on 6-8 from the field and five rebounds, and junior Tyler Duffy also reached double figures with 11 points, four rebounds and four assists.
Rose-Hulman shot 43% from the field and buried eight three-point field goals in the contests. The Fightin' Engineers also had a strong performance on the boards, outrebounding Earlham 44-30.
Rose-Hulman's scoring attack featured significant contributions off the bench, as 13 players scored in the contest. Earlham placed four players in double figures, with Kyle Smith scoring 14 points. Elijah Wilson-Thomas and Taylen Alexander added 12 points each.
With the victory, Rose-Hulman improved to 11-5 in the John Mutchner Cup series and has won eight of the nine meetings against Earlham since the Quakers joined the HCAC.
Rose-Hulman improved to 8-4 overall and remained in a tie for first place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings with a 4-1 record. Earlham dropped to 0-5 in conference play.