Truman State University’s men’s basketball team beat the University of Indianapolis for the first time in school history Thursday night, 86-80.
Prior to Thursday night, the Bulldogs had lost to the Greyhounds all four times they had faced each other. This game made the Bulldogs tied for second in the GLVC.
Junior guard Jake Velky led the charge with 23 points, halving the distance between him and the team’s 1,000-point club. Velky scored a three-point shot to break the final deadlock of the game during the second half, and the Bulldogs held the lead from then on out. Redshirt sophomore guard Brodric Thomas and redshirt senior forward Zach Fischer also scored double-digit points — 18 and 16, respectively.
The Bulldogs next head down to Evansville, Indiana, to play against the University of Southern Indiana, another GLVC team they are hoping to score their first ever win against. The game will be 3 p.m. Saturday.