In the championship game of the Franciscan Health Hoops Classic, the Red Devils fell to the Bronchos 41-40 when Nelson Mbongo’s shot game winning shot was released just after the buzzer. West Lafayette was led by Matt Krause’s double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds. Mbongo also reached double figures in rebounds totaling 10. Luke Staton had a solid defensive game with one blocked shot and 3 steals.
Due to strong performances in the tournament, Matt Krause, George Karlaftis, and Nelson Mbongo were named to the All-tournament team.
August Schott was the winner of the Trout Academic Scholarship and Luke Touloukian was awarded the Larry Crab Sportsmanship Award.