Millikin (0-3) lost at Wheaton 67-58 on Saturday. The Big Blue started strong, building an 18-7 advantage with 12 minutes remaining in the first half. The Thunder used a 15-4 run over the next five minutes to tie the game at 22-22. Wheaton held a 34-28 lead at halftime and outscored Millikin by three in the second half.
Calvin Fisher had a double double for Millikin with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Jake Hampton returned to action for Millikin after an injury forced him to miss the first two games scoring 13 points.
A new era of basketball is underway at Augustana under first year head coach Steve Schafer. Schafer, a 2001 Augustana graduate, replaced Grey Giovanine, who retired after compiling a record of 433-150 in 21 seasons.
Six-foot eight inch sophomore Daniel Carr leads the Vikings (1-2), scoring 21 points in the Vikings’ lone win.
Here’s a look at the game:
Time: Thurs., Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 6 at 2 p.m.
Location: Feb. 4 at Carver Center, Rock Island. Feb. 6 at the Griswold Center.
Radio: Fox Sports 1050 AM (Saturday)
Live Stats: athletics.augustana.edu/sidearmstats/mbball/summary (Thursday). athletics.millikin.edu/sidearmstats/mbball/summary (Saturday)