Men's Basketball: Purple Raiders Defeated by Augustana in NCAA Tournament Round of 16

DeAllen Jackson (Photo by Hannah Hart)
DeAllen Jackson (Photo by Hannah Hart)

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Mount Union's men's basketball team was defeated 82-69 by Augustana College in the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 in the Roy J. Carver Center on Friday.

The Purple Raiders (24-7) were led by DeAllen Jackson (Akron/Archbishop Hoban) with 21 points. Nate Jacubec (Struthers/Struthers) was also in double figures with 10 points.

Augustana (25-4) was led by Ben Ryan who poured in a game-high 26 points. Hunter Hill scored 16 points, 14 of those coming from the free throw line.

The Vikings started the first half by scoring the first seven points of the game. The Raiders countered with a 7-2 run to cut the lead to two points. Augustana went back ahead by seven points, 16-9, before Mount Union scored the next five points to trim the lead back to just two.

Mount Union went down by double figures as Augustana went on a 13-5 run to lead by ten points, 29-19, with 2:58 left in the half. Augustana led by as many as 13 and led by a score of 38-27 at the half.

The Raiders started the second half with a 9-2 run to cut the lead to four, 40-36 with 14:41 left in the game. A 10-0 run by the Vikings gave Augustana a 50-36 lead with 11:11 remaining.

Mount Union put together an 8-0 run to cut the lead down to six points on numerous occassions but could get no closer the rest of the way.

The last six point deficit was at the 1:49 mark but Augustana scored the next six points to close the game.

Augustana will advance to play Marietta in the Elite Eight on Saturday at 8:00 pm 

Mount Union's season end with a 24-7 record, the second most wins in school history and the program's second NCAA Tournament birth.

 

Newspaper Box Score
Mount Union vs Augustana
03/13/15 7:43 PM at Rock Island, Ill.
At Rock Island, Ill.
AUGUSTANA 82, MOUNT UNION 69
MOUNT UNION (24-7; 15-3 OAC)
DeAllen Jackson 6-13 6-6 21; Nate Jacubec 3-11 3-3 10; Taylor Moore 4-7 1-3
9; Jarrett Ruffin 3-5 0-0 8; Stevie Griffin 3-5 0-1 7; Cody Dillon 2-5 2-2
7; Kyle Scelza 1-4 0-0 3; Josh Duerr 0-0 2-2 2; JJ Kukura 1-5 0-0 2; Evan
Keeslar 0-1 0-0 0; Michael Shull 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-56 14-17 69.
AUGUSTANA (25-4; 11-3 CCIW)
Ryan, Ben 11-14 4-6 26; Hill, Hunter 1-8 14-15 16; Johnson, Tayvian 6-10 0-2
12; Straughter, Jawan 5-7 0-2 11; Pils, Griffin 1-7 3-4 5; Hoepfner, Nic 1-3
2-4 4; Jurgutis, Danielius 1-3 1-2 4; Sortillo, Dylan 1-1 0-0 2; Motzel,
Brandon 1-1 0-0 2; Norcia, Jake 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-54 24-35 82.
Mount Union...................   27   42  -   69
Augustana.....................   38   44  -   82
3-point goals--Mount Union 9-21 (DeAllen Jackson 3-4; Jarrett Ruffin 2-2;
Stevie Griffin 1-1; Nate Jacubec 1-2; Cody Dillon 1-4; Kyle Scelza 1-4; Evan
Keeslar 0-1; JJ Kukura 0-1; Taylor Moore 0-2), Augustana 2-13 (Straughter,
Jawan 1-2; Jurgutis, Danielius 1-2; Johnson, Tayvian 0-1; Pils, Griffin 0-4;
Hill, Hunter 0-3; Ryan, Ben 0-1). Fouled out--Mount Union-Stevie Griffin;
Jarrett Ruffin, Augustana-None. Rebounds--Mount Union 31 (DeAllen Jackson
6), Augustana 37 (Ryan, Ben 8). Assists--Mount Union 10 (Stevie Griffin 3;
Nate Jacubec 3), Augustana 16 (Pils, Griffin 7). Total fouls--Mount Union
27, Augustana 19. Technical fouls--Mount Union-Cody Dillon, Augustana-None.
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