NEW ALBANY, Ind. – Tyler Landry had a season-high 26 points and Robert Sawyer added a career-high 23 points as IU Southeast hung on to defeat Asbury Saturday.
Sawyer had 15 points in the first half and sparked the Grenadier offense. IU Southeast (20-5, 14-2 RSC) opened the game on an 11-0 run and led 52-35 at halftime.
The Grenadiers led 67-43 with 16 minutes left in the contest but Asbury's offense got hot. The Eagles responded by scoring 61 points in the second half and got back into the game with an 25-7 run to cut the lead to 96-93 with two minutes to play.
Tyler Landry followed with back-to-back baskets to extend the lead back to seven and Devon White and Glenn Hill hit their free throws down the stretch to secure the win.
Asbury hit seven three-pointers in the second half to get back into the game as both offenses were rolling in the final 20 minutes. Asbury shot 63 percent in the second half and IU Southeast shot 52 percent.
IU Southeast earned its first 20-win season since 2013-14 with the victory.
The Grenadiers travel to Midway University Tuesday at 8 p.m.