Every preseason college basketball publication had John Baumann as a first team All-Ivy League selection. Wagner saw why on Tuesday, December 4th as Baumann led the four
The Lions snapped Wagner’s four-game win streak, as the Seahawks were fresh off wins over William & Mary, Bucknell, Yale and Brown.
Baumann scored the first four points of the game for
Justin Armstrong had 10 points in the first half to give
Baumann, who had 13 in the first half, opened the scoring in the second period with a three-pointer. Wagner cut the lead to nine on a three by Joey Mundweiler, but
At the 12-minute mark, Jamal Smith cut the Lions’ lead to eight with two free throws, but after a technical foul was assessed to a Wagner player for unsportsmanlike conduct, K.J. Matsui hit a free throw and Baumann was fouled on the ensuing in-bounds play and made both free throws, for the three-point swing.
Mark Porter assisted a jumper by Smith and hit two free throws of his own with just under ten minutes remaining, cutting the lead to seven, but this time, it was Matsui who hit a deep three assisted by Loscalzo to preserve the Lions’ advantage.
Porter hit another three-pointer minutes later, but Armstrong hit a layup and initiated the 8-0
The Lions out-rebounded Wagner 37-28 and every
Baumann finished with 29 and six rebounds in 30 minutes of action. Loscalzo added nine points, six assists and two steals and Mack Montgomery had a huge game with 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Armstrong had a season-high 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting and Matsui added a season-high 12 points and three rebounds in the win.
Porter had 25 points and eight assists for Wagner and Durell Vinson had eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
The win closed out a seven-game road trip for the Lions and