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Aug. 17, 1997

Big Ten Men's Basketball All-Star Team Closes out Tour with Victory

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Big Ten Men's Basketball All-Stars concluded its six-game European Tour this afternoon with a decisive 89-64 win over the Alvik Basketball Club in the Flanders Tournament held in Charleroi, Belgium. The win left the Big Ten's mark at 3-3.

Ryan Bowen of Iowa paced the Big Ten All-Stars with 13 points while grabbing 14 rebounds, the most by any conference player during the tour and his third effort of double-figure rebounding. Bowen connected on four-of-five field goal attempts while converting all five of his free throw opportunities. Michigan State's David Thomas rounded out the double-figure scorers for the Big Ten with 10 points while also registering seven caroms.

The Big Ten led, 35-32, at halftime, but shot 57 percent in the second half in pulling away from Alvik. The Big Ten squad shot 50 percent from three-point range (7-of-14) and was paced in that category by Julian Bonner (Northwestern), Neshaun Coleman (Ohio State) and B.J. Carretta (Purdue), all of whom sank a pair of treys. In addition, the Big Ten held a wide 41-28 advantage in the rebounding department.

Player      FG-FG       FT-FTA      REB  A  TO PTS
Harmsen      2- 6        3- 3        7   0   1   7
Thomas       5-10        0- 0        7   1   2  10
Stanford     0- 2        3- 5        2   0   2   3
Lewis        4- 8        0- 0        1   3   3   9
Carretta     2- 2        0- 0        0   1   2   6
Duany        1- 4        1- 1        1   0   1   3
Bonner       3- 5        0- 0        1   3   1   8
Coleman      2- 6        0- 0        1   1   1   6
Ward         4-15        0- 0        1   2   1   8
Bowen        4- 5        5- 5       14   1   0  13
Stevenson    2- 6        4- 4        4   2   2   8
Wiley        4- 6        0- 0        2   1   0   8
Totals      33-75       16-18       41  15  16  89
Three-Point Shooting: Duany (1-1), Bonner (2-3), Coleman (2-3), Lewis (1-1),
Carretta (2-2), Ward (0-4).
Halftime score: Big Ten 35, Alvik 32

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