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Dickinson's record NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Run ends with 79-66 loss to Illinois Wesleyan University

Dickinson's men's basketball team closed its record-breaking season with a 79-66 loss to No. 6-ranked Illinois Wesleyan University Saturday night. The new records established by the Red Devils this season include the most wins (24) and the deepest run in the NCAA tournament ("Elite Eight") in college history.

Illinois Wesleyan established an early lead in the game, jumping ahead 22-7 in the first 10 minutes. But the Red Devils fought back, closing the gap to five points at halftime.

Dickinson continued to battle in the second half, holding their opponents to 42 percent shooting on the night. Illinois Wesleyan, however, proved to be too much to handle on the glass, out-rebounding the Red Devils 43-26 to hold on for the win.

The final buzzer brought to a close the best season in program history with a final record of 24-7 and an NCAA tournament run within one game of the Final Four. Adam Honig '14 finished with a game-high 20 points, adding five rebounds and a pair of steals. He caps a brilliant career, becoming just the second player in program history to score more than 1,500 points. He ranks second all-time in career scoring at Dickinson with 1,515, broke the school mark with 204 career three-pointers and ranks in the top 10 in numerous statistical categories.

Gerry Wixted '15 added 12 points and five rebounds. Tucker Landy '14 added nine points, three rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal, hitting the final shot of his career on Saturday night. Landy concludes an outstanding career as well, setting the school record for games played at a remarkable 112 with 102 career starts.

Brandon Angradi '16 tallied eight points behind two three-pointers while junior Chris Cox gave the Red Devils quality minutes, adding six points and three assists.

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Published March 15, 2014