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Bench helps Men's Basketball pull away to road victory

Bench helps Men's Basketball pull away to road victory

No. 15-ranked Tommie Men's Basketball received 65 bench points from 10 players alone as it cruised past host St. Scholastica Wednesday night in non-conference play in Duluth, 110-64.

The Purple used all 17 players in uniform, with 15 scoring points. The Toms' starting five averaged 16 minutes of play and had only one turnover.

Senior Elijah Hannah made 8-of-9 shots, including all three 3-pointers he attempted, and finished with a game-high 19 points off the bench to lead four UST players scoring in double figures.

Starting point guard Anders Nelson contributed 14 points, six rebounds, five assists, one steal and no turnovers in 21 minutes. Sophomore guard Zach Theisen made all five shots he tried off the bench, including three treys, and closed with 14 points.

The Tommies (2-1) had only 10 turnovers, shot 61 percent from the floor, and had a 40-27 rebounding edge.

St. Thomas fell behind 18-10 but closed the first half on a 43-16 run. UST started the second half on a 20-5 run as the Saints made just one of nine shots to start the half.

The Tommies play No. 1-ranked Nebraska Wesleyan Saturday in the University of Chicago tournament.