TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's basketball team hosts Defiance College in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball action with a special early start time of 1 p.m. The game is 7th and Elm Bar and Grille Night, located in downtown Terre Haute.
Rose-Hulman (11-5, 6-2 HCAC) News & Notes:
Rose-Hulman enters Saturday's game in a 3-way tie for the HCAC lead. The Fightin' Engineers are joined at 7-2 in league play by Hanover and Transylvania.
Rose-Hulman had its 6-game winning streak snapped in last Saturday's 55-49 loss at Bluffton. The streak put Rose-Hulman into a tie for first place in the HCAC standings.
Rose-Hulman has won 20 of its last 25 HCAC regular season games dating back to last season.
- After Saturday's game, Rose-Hulman will return home for Milwaukee Tool Night on Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Free Chick-fil-A sandwiches will be available to students, who will compete to win Milwaukee Tool gift sets and have the chance to win free books next quarter.
The Opponent: Defiance (2-14, 0-9 HCAC)
- Defiance has been extremely competitive in the 2019 calendar year, with all five losses by 10 points or less including one double overtime game.
- Marell Jordan and Tyler Andrew lead the Yellow Jackets in scoring at 12.9 points and 12.6 points per game. Sean Tyson is adding 10.0 points per game.
- The youthful Yellow Jackets squad features freshmen as the team's top three leading scorers.