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Mutchner Cup goes to Rose-Hulman

Jan. 10—At Hulbert Arena, the Rose-Hulman men's basketball team edged Earlham 72-71 Wednesday night to retain the John Mutchner Cup.

The Engineers trailed 39-30 at halftime. They were led by Miles McGowen, who posted his third double-double in a row and his fourth of the season with 28 points and 14 rebounds, having shot 13 of 19 from the floor.

Rose (5-9 overall, 3-4 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) will play host to Transylvania at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hulbert Arena. Earlham dropped to 1-13 and 1-6 respectively.