Men’s Basketball hangs tough in loss to (RV) IU Southeast

Karina Graziani -

Tre' Harvey dribbles down the courtPhoto by Robert Cifone

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PITTSBURGH --- Carlow University men's basketball put up a good fight against (RV) Indiana University Southeast Saturday, but lost the River States Conference contest, 80-65.

The Grenadiers (13-6, 6-2 RSC) came out of the gates with a 12-4 run to start the game.

Two three-pointers in a row by freshman Tre' Harvey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) cut the IU Southeast lead to 18-15 at the 11-minute mark.

The Celtics (1-21, 0-9 RSC) stuck around during the first half, but the Grenadiers went on a 15-4 run to close the half with a 47-27 cushion.

Carlow brought the game back to within 13 points in the second half by chipping away at the IU Southeast lead, but the Celtics could not stop the Grenadiers from beyond the arc.

IU Southeast made 11 three-pointers on the day.

The Celtics forced 18 turnovers against an IU Southeast team that is averaging just 10.2 turnovers on the season so far.

Carlow scored seven points off turnovers, while the Grenadiers did not score any points off turnovers. Carlow out-scored the Grenadiers, 29-28, off the bench, but IU Southeast scored 42 points in the paint to Carlow's 24.

Carlow shot 40.7 percent from the field and an even 50 percent from the foul line, whereas IU Southeast shot 49.3 percent and 60 percent respectively.

Harvey was 9 for 14 from the field - including four treys - to lead all scorers with 23 points. Fellow freshman Malcolm Randall (Bellevue, Pa.) was 4 for 5 from the field and 3 for 5 from the free throw line to end the day with 11 points. Swade Redman (JR/Jeannette, Pa.) dished out a season- and career-high seven assists.

The Celtics travel to Alice Lloyd College Jan. 30 for a 7:30 p.m. RSC game. Links to live coverage can be found at https://bit.ly/MBB_1920.

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