TERRE HAUTE —
If there was ever a prophetic moment in a ballgame, this was it.
Early in the second half, Manchester’s 6-foot-10, 245-pound center Jason Spindler recycled three Rose-Hulman shots in a single possession. Spindler proceeded to draw a foul at the other end of the floor, and banked two free throws.
Now fast forward to the final 1.6 seconds — after three straight times-out by both teams. To set the scene, Rose-Hulman trailed by two points, and when the ball was finally inbounded, the 3-pointer for the win was unavailable, so the ball was lobbed into Rose’s 6-6 Jon Gerken under the basket.
Gerken went high and came down with the ball, spun to get an open look for a layup, but you guessed it. Spindler cleanly recycled Gerken’s shot as time ran out.
Manchester began a celebration on the floor after escaping with a 57-55 victory in this Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball game at Hulbert Arena.
Nate Gissentanner and Julian Strickland paced the Rose offense with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Gissentanner also pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.
For the visiting Spartans, Mitch Schaefer scored 15 points, Jordan Moss 14 and Nathan Ferch 13.
Spindler tallied just two points — the two banked free throws — which were ultimately the difference in the final score. Spindler also pulled down six rebounds and blocked six shots, none more important than the final shot of the game.
Manchester began the game with a 1-0 lead as Rose’s starting point guard Austin Weatherford was issued a technical foul in pre-game warm-ups for dunking the basketball. Manchester’s Schaefer hit 1-of-2 free throws before the ball had even been tipped.
Manchester’s largest lead was five points in the first half, on two occasions (5-0 and 26-21). Rose’s largest lead was three points at 12-9. The Engineers’ final lead of the game was 29-28 following a baseline 3-pointer by freshman James Pillischafske with one minute left to halftime.
The Spartans’ Tyler Delauder scored on a drive 30 seconds later, and the visitors led 30-29 at the break.
Manchester never trailed in the second half, leading by as much as eight points (45-37) and still fronted by seven points (51-44) with 8:56 remaining.
Rose finally got some defensive stops, scoring six consecutive points to get within 51-50 with 5:31 left.
The Engineers had two opportunities to assume the lead — Gerken missed a shot at 4:18, then Strickland was called for a charging foul at 3:27. The two teams exchanged threes, then Manchester’s Tyler Henn scored on a bank shot for a 56-53 lead.
Strickland scored on a jumper in the lane to get Rose back down by one point at 56-55 with 23.2 seconds to go, setting up the excitement at game’s end.
Rose-Hulman slipped to 9-3 overall, 3-2 in the HCAC. The Engineers will play five of its next six games on the road, beginning with a league game at Bluffton at 3 p.m. Saturday.
TERRE HAUTE —
If there was ever a prophetic moment in a ballgame, this was it.
Rose-Hulman QB Landwehr to play in D-III bowl game
Senior quarterback Ryan Landwehr will represent Rose-Hulman in the Tazon de Estrellas (Bowl Game of the Stars) in Monterrey, Mexico, on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Landwehr will compete for Team Stars & Stripes, comprised of standout NCAA Division III players from across the country. The opposition will be the CONADEIP All-Stars from Mexico. The contest will take place at the 36,000-seat Estadio Tecnológico on the Tec de Monterrey campus on Saturday afternoon.
Rose women too strong for Illinois Tech
Freshman Josie Schmidt netted a career-high 19 points and senior Kelsey Ploof added 10 as the Rose-Hulman women dominated the paint to top visiting Illinois Institute of Technology 73-40 in nonleague women’s college action Monday.
Metro: Mascari breaks ISU record in men’s 5,000
Indiana State sophomore John Mascari set a school record in the indoor men’s 5,000-meter run Friday at the Indiana Open.
Strong defensive effort keys RHIT victory
Rose-Hulman placed three players in double figures and relied on a strong defensive effort to top Millikin 64-55 in men’s college basketball action Monday night.
Metro: Indiana Hall of Fame lauds two Wabash Valley athletes
Two players from the Wabash Valley have been named members of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Team that will be honored in March. Tony McGee and Kenny Rowan are members of the honor team.
Despite Strickland’s 26, Rose men lose in basketball
Rose-Hulman rimmed out a potential game-tying 3-point shot in the final seconds, as Transylvania held on to top the Engineers 62-59 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball Saturday.
Following a Transylvania foul with 2.2 seconds remaining, Rose freshman Collin Wojcik rimmed out a shot that could have forced overtime. Tommy Sirkin grabbed the rebound to secure the Transylvania victory.
Senior Julian Strickland led all scorers with 26 points, including nine points in the final three minutes to get the Engineers within striking distance.
Freshman Belyea top scorer for Rose women
Defending Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball regular-season champion Transylvania showed its strength with an 85-42 victory over Rose-Hulman in the league opener Saturday.
Madisen Webb led four Pioneers in double figures with 18 points. Katelyn Smith added 16 points, Nicole Coffman scored 13 and Alex McKenzie contributed 11 points for a balanced Transylvania attack.
Young gun: Freshman Belyea leads Engineers to second straight victory over Saint Mary-of-the Woods
Freshman women’s college basketball players sparked Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and Rose-Hulman on Wednesday in Hulbert Arena. Playing her first major minutes of the season, Rose-Hulman guard Kristen Belyea was the clutch shooter for the Engineers. In the second half, Belyea knocked down 4 of 6 from the field and 2 of 3 from the 3-point arc to help the Engineers earn a second straight victory in the rivalry with a 74-54 decision.
Strickland leads RHIT men to win
Rose-Hulman opened its Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball season with a 66-50 victory at Anderson University on Wednesday.
Metro: Boys county title games set for tonight
A pair of championship games in the Vigo County middle school boys basketball tournament will be played today in West Vigo High School’s main gym. At 6 p.m., Woodrow Wilson will take on Sarah Scott for the sixth-grade title. Then at about 7:30, Wilson and Honey Creek will tangle for the seventh-grade crown.
Red-hot Strickland leads Engineers past Wabash 77-68
Julian Strickland tied his career-high point total with 31 Monday night — his third consecutive 30-point game this season — as host Rose-Hulman downed Wabash 77-68 in Hulbert Arena.
Rose-Hulman women fall short to Marian
A clutch 3-pointer and free throws down the stretch sealed the home victory for Marian University in Saturday’s competitive 50-45 nonconference victory over the Rose-Hulman women’s basketball team.
Strickland pours in 30, but the Engineers fall in home opener
Carroll University withstood a last-minute challenge by Rose-Hulman to earn a 67-64 men’s basketball victory in the Engineers’ home opener Saturday afternoon in Hulbert Arena.
Rose men’s soccer ends best season ever in Sweet 16 loss
The best season in Rose-Hulman men’s soccer history came to an end Saturday night with a 3-0 loss to Franklin & Marshall in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division III tournament.
Strickland leads Rose over Chicago in men's basketball
Rose-Hulman senior Julian Strickland fired in a career-high 31 points to lead the Engineers past the University of Chicago 85-80 in men’s college basketball Saturday night.
Strickland finished 11 of 19 from the field and 8 of 10 from the free-throw line with eight rebounds and five assists to lead the performance. He previously scored 30 points in the 2012 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament title game victory over Transylvania that launched the Engineers into the NCAA tournament.
Rose's dream soccer season ends with 3-0 loss to Franklin & Marshall
The best season in Rose-Hulman men’s soccer history came to an end with a 3-0 loss to Franklin & Marshall in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division III tournament.
Franklin and Marshall standout Ben Beaver scored once in each half to provide the offense, and goalkeeper T.J. White recorded a shutout to lead the defensive effort for the Diplomats.
Rose-Hulman men's basketball to begin 20th season under Shaw
Armed with one of the top NCAA Division III players in the nation in senior Julian Strickland, the Rose-Hulman men’s basketball team will begin its 20th straight season under the guidance of coach Jim Shaw tonight at Washington (St. Louis) University.
Tipoff for the Lopata Classic first-round matchup is slated for 9 o’clock EST.
“They’re one of the top [Division III] teams in the country,” Shaw said of the Bears’ program commonly known as Wash. U. “They’re really good every year and they’ll be really good this year.”
Rose-Hulman’s Montgomery seeking All-American in Division III
Rose-Hulman has a cross country runner in the NCAA Division III championships for the sixth time in the history of the men’s or women’s programs.
Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery is the second woman to qualify for the Engineers. The Lafayette, La., native will race for All-America status Saturday at Hanover in the women’s 6K race.
Rose-Hulman's Hong honored by NCAA Division III
Rose-Hulman freshman Ellie Hong has been named the Collegeswimming.com NCAA Division III Women’s Swimmer of the Week.
In a dual meet against Franklin, she broke the school record in the 100 freestyle (54.18 seconds) by nearly a second and won the 100 backstroke in 59.13.
Rose-Hulman’s Smyser is still embracing clutch goal
When sophomore Mike Smyser guided the ball into the net during the opening minutes of the Rose-Hulman men’s soccer match against undefeated, NCAA Division III No. 1-ranked Ohio Wesleyan on Sunday in Delaware, Ohio, he had no idea it would be the only goal of a hard-fought match.
Rose soccer scores biggest win in its history, ousting No. 1 in Division III tourney
Mike Smyser scored in the first five minutes Sunday, and the Rose-Hulman defense took care of the rest as the Engineers upset top-ranked, unbeaten Ohio Wesleyan 1-0 in the second round of the NCAA Division III men’s soccer tournament.
METRO/PREP ROUNDUP: Rose-Hulman football seeks first conference title since 1988
Rose-Hulman looks to earn its first football conference championship since 1988 in Saturday’s Battle of the Borders Broadsword matchup at Earlham. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m.
Metro roundup: Rose-Hulman men's soccer advances to title game
Rose-Hulman advanced to the championship game of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s soccer tournament with a 3-0 victory over Hanover College on Tuesday night.
The second-seeded FEngineers will host Transylvania University, who upset No. 1 seed Earlham College earlier Tuesday. Transylvania and Earlham played to a 1-1 draw, before Transylvania advanced with a 4-2 victory in penalty kicks.
No. 12 Franklin visits Rose in HCAC showdown
Missing one of its best players, Rose-Hulman’s football team will play host to NCAA Division III No. 12-ranked Franklin in a matchup of the last two undefeated teams in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action at 1:30 p.m. today at Cook Stadium.
Rose men’s basketball team 20th in preseason rankings
DIII News has ranked Rose-Hulman at No. 20 nationally in its preseason men’s basketball poll and senior Julian Strickland earned “Top 24” honors from the organization Wednesday.
Rose-Hulman adds six to its Athletic Hall of Fame
Matt Smith and Andrew Schipper hadn’t seen each other in about 10 years until they crossed paths Saturday.
This wasn’t a surprise meeting because they knew they were reuniting for a common reason.
Both 2003 Rose-Hulman graduates were among six new inductees going into the engineering institute’s Athletic Hall of Fame over the weekend.
Despite firing off 36 shots, Rose-Hulman and Woods soccer teams battle to 0-0 tie
There was good reason to believe the Rose-Hulman and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods women’s soccer teams were an even match before they took the field Tuesday afternoon.
The Engineers entered at 4-2-3 and the host Pomeroys were 3-3.
Well, after 110 minutes — 90 minutes of regulation play and two 10-minute overtimes — proof exists that the teams are truly equal.
They played to a scoreless tie.
Rose-Hulman pulls out homecoming victory with huge third quarter
In the first, second and fourth quarters of Saturday afternoon’s homecoming game at Cook Stadium, the Rose-Hulman offense played like the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, frequently plodding through three-and-outs and fumbling away the football.
Thankfully for the Engineers and their enthusiastic supporters, the Rose offense more closely resembled the Denver Broncos in the third quarter, exploding for three touchdowns that were desperately needed to secure a 23-19 triumph over Defiance in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener for both squads.
Rose-Hulman women’s soccer shuts out Greenville
Rose-Hulman scored once in the first half and twice in the second to earn a 3-0 shutout victory over Greenville College in women's soccer action on Wednesday at the Intramural Field.
Senior Rachel Johnstone put the Engineers on the board in the 34th minute, on a breakaway goal started by an assist from junior Haley O’Neil.
Rose-Hulman football drops opener at Kalamazoo
Big plays in the second half proved to be too much to overcome for the Rose-Hulman football team, as the Engineers fell on the road to Kalamazoo 28-23 on Saturday at Angell Field.
Quarterback Ryan Landwehr led the Rose-Hulman offense, completing 19 of 34 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns. He was also the Engineers’ top rusher, finishing with 62 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.
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