TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology relied on an 11-0 run midway through the second half to pull away from Manchester University and earn a 77-61 men's basketball victory at Hulbert Arena on Wednesday night.
CJ Hampton paced Manchester with 15 points, and Jalen Owens also reached double figures with 11 points.
Other key Rose-Hulman contributors included Eli Combs with eight points; Terry Hicks with seven points and six rebounds; Michael Lake with seven points; and Vuk Djuric with six points and five rebounds.
Rose-Hulman relied on a huge rebounding advantage to take control in the second half, as the Fightin' Engineers outrebounded Manchester 50-25 in the contest. The Engineers also finished 18-of-22 on the free throw line and held Manchester to 33% from the field.
The teams battled to a 57-50 Rose-Hulman advantage with 9:29 left in the second half, before a strong Engineer defensive effort put the game away. Rose-Hulman went on an 11-0 run over the next four minutes, capped by a layup from Djuric and a three-pointer by McGee, to earn a 68-50 edge and secure the victory.
Rose-Hulman improved to 9-9 and 6-5 in HCAC play, while Manchester dropped to 6-12 and 4-7 in league games. The Fightin' Engineers return to action at home against Mount St. Joseph on Senior Day this Saturday at 3 p.m.