Franklin College men's basketball team surprises 17th-ranked Illinois Wesleyan

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Senior forward Gunner Erwin scored a career-high 29 points, including the game-winning basket, as Franklin College topped No. 17 Illinois Wesleyan 67-66 in a men’s basketball thriller Sunday afternoon at the Spurlock Center.

The Grizzlies improved to 5-0 at home and upped their overall record to 7-4. The Titans dropped to 8-3.

“We made plays when we needed to make plays,” Franklin coach Kerry Prather said. “It was a good solid win that was really a reflection of how much toughness we’ve developed as a team.

“I think it’s great Gunner gets the game winner.”


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