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Men's Basketball - Wed, Jan. 2, 2013

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- The Mustangs opened the WHAC's second half Wednesday (Jan. 2) on the road against the nation's No. 20 team in the land, Indiana Tech. The host Warriors (13-3, 6-2 WHAC) were able to force enough tough Mustang shots to take a convincing 39-19 lead into the lockerroom at halftime before taking the conference contest by a final of 81-35.

Second half action was witness to stingier Warrior defense as a young Mustang backcourt was put to the test all night. The strong defense held the Mustangs (1-15, 1-7 WHAC) in check at a mere 22% shooting  from the floor in the 46-point conference setback.

For the Mustangs, the offensive woes will come and go with the youth head coach Dave Sichterman has infused into the lineup to help the program not only this year, but for years to come. At 1-14, the Mustangs are focused on ending the 2012-13 season on a high note with the hopes of inching their way toward the WHAC playoff picture.

The team will look to take their first step to closing the second half of the 2012-13 campaign Saturday (Jan. 5) when they host Lourdes University (12313) at 3 p.m. at Ernest T. Ford Field House in Highland Park.

Diante Taylor (Battle Creek, Mich./Central) was the lone Mustang to reach double figures scoring Wednesday with 10 points.