Despite the Maroons’ strong showing on defense, their offense just couldn’t deliver as they dropped both games of their doubleheader against Illinois Wesleyan (22–7) at home on Tuesday.
Although the Maroons (1–4) had been struggling offensively this season, they made major improvements shooting the ball on Saturday against no. 14 Illinois Wesleyan (4–2). However, Chicago couldn’t quite hold onto the rock as the home Titans pressured Chicago into a 67–57 loss.
Chicago finished with a total score of 77, behind North Central College (178.50), Illinois Wesleyan (175.50), Carthage (133.50), and host Wheaton (93).
Temperatures in the balmy upper 40s and sunlight in generous measure seemed to signal an afternoon of good fortune Wednesday at Stagg Field, but the Maroons’ bats could afford only one run between two games as they dropped a pair to Illinois Wesleyan.