Rose-Hulman, Indiana State Face Off in Jim Shaw Classic

Rose-Hulman, Indiana State Face Off in Jim Shaw Classic


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's basketball teams squared off in the first Jim Shaw Classic at Hulman Center on Thursday, with the Division I Sycamores coming out on top 95-36.

Matt Van Scyoc led four Indiana State players in double figures with 18 points for a Sycamores team that shot 54% from the field.

Sophomore Trey Sykes and freshman Ryuji Aoki led the Rose-Hulman offense with seven points each.  Charlie Aimone, Collin Wojcik and Kyle Steckel contributed five points each.

Both head coaches, Rusty Loyd of Rose-Hulman and Greg Lansing of Indiana State, endorsed recognizing former Fightin' Engineer head coach Jim Shaw by titling Thursday's exhibition game in his honor.   

Jim Shaw was the head coach of Rose-Hulman from 1994-2014 when he compiled a 303-221 career record over 20 years at the helm of the program, including a mark of 82-29 over his final four seasons.  His career winning percentage (.578) ranks second in school history. 

Coach Shaw passed away on Nov. 10, 2015 as the Wabash Valley lost a legendary figure and a wonderful personality who touched many lives over the years.

Shaw's 20 years at Rose-Hulman included six NCAA Division III Tournament appearances; five regular season conference championships; five conference Coach of the Year awards; four conference tournament titles; and four seasons featuring 20 or more wins. He also served as the men's golf coach for several years and won a pair of league Coach of the Year honors on the links.