Men’s basketball commanded the game in a 73-53 win against the Northern Illinois Huskies Wednesday night. The Cougars ended the first half with a 34-18 lead and drove forward, never losing the lead in the game.
This was their second consecutive win following two successive losses last week, putting them at 2-2 for the season.
The team’s leading scorer was junior forward Sidney Wilson, with a career high of 22 points during the game.
Senior guard Mike Adewunmi brought the Cougars 15 points and 12 rebounds, making it both his third double-digit scoring game and his third career double-double.
The Cougars ended the game with 18 assists, seven of which came from junior guard Courtney Carter, who also added six points to the scoreboard and committed five steals.
The Cougars will be playing their first home game of the season against the Omaha Mavericks at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 at SIUE.