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February 27, 2012

Cinderella story in the making

Engineers stun top-seeded Transylvania, reach NCAA Division III tournament


LEXINGTON, Ky. — ROSE-HULMAN (76) — Strickland 10-16 5-8 30, Gerken 6-9 4-5 17, Weatherford 6-12 0-1 15, Martin 1-1 3-6 6, Balsbaugh 0-1 3-4 3, Gissentanner 1-5 0-0 3, Haslag 1-1 0-0 2, Pillischafske 0-0 0-0 0, Knotts 0-0 0-0 0, Dodd 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-45 FG, 15-24 FT, 76 TP.

TRANSYLVANIA (73) — Meyer 8-11 2-2 23, Rash 6-21 4-6 16, Spurlin 6-12 2-4 14, Cox 4-10 0-0 9, Hatfield 3-5 0-0 8, Owens 1-2 0-0 3, Clevenger 0-0 0-0 0, Botkin 0-0 0-0 0, Fudge 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 28-61 FG, 8-13 FT, 73 TP.

Halftime score — Transylvania 37, RH 29. Regulation — 71-71. 3-point shooting — RH 11-20 (Strickland 5-5, Weatherford 3-7, Martin 1-1, Gerken 1-3, Gissentanner 1-4), Transylvania 9-18 (Meyer 5-7, Hatfield 2-3, Owens 1-1, Cox 1-3, Rash 0-4). Total fouls — RH 14, Transylvania 19. Fouled out — Balsbaugh, Meyer. Rebounds — RH 30 (Weatherford 7), Transylvania 33 (Spurlin 12). Assists — RH 10 (Weatherford 4), Transylvania 12 (Rash 5). Att — 961.

Next — Rose-Hulman (20-8) advances to the Division III tournament and Transylvania (23-4) is expected to get an at-large bid.

Engineers learn foe, site today

• Rose-Hulman’s men’s basketball team will learn its NCAA Division III tournament information today, after winning the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament Sunday afternoon.

The Division III bracket selection show will be broadcast on starting at noon.

The Engineers are making their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1999.

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