Fighting Knights Win 5th-Straight on the Road at Palm Beach Atlantic

West Palm Beach, Fla.- Lynn University's men's basketball team defeated Palm Beach Atlantic in a pivotal South Region game on Wednesday night, 63-60, to advance to 11-2 overall. Aaron Harrison had a team-high 12 points in the win helping his team to a five-game win streak. Lynn is receiving votes in the latest Coaches' Poll and ranks 20th in the Division II Media Poll by D2SIDA.

After several lead changes through the opening minutes, Palm Beach Atlantic pulled ahead by seven, 21-14, with a jumper by Garet Tucker. Lynn closed the gap to two with a tip-in by Fred Landers at the 9:13 mark but the Sailfish would once again pull ahead by seven after a pair of free throws by Evin Graham with 6:39 to play. A 9-0 run by the Blue & White that was capped off by a Ben Berry three-pointer put Lynn ahead by two points, 25-23, with 3:23 to go. PBA answered back with a trey but Lynn would once again pull ahead to lead 29-28 at halftime.

PBA shot 47.8 percent from the field and held the Fighting Knights to 32.4 percent. Lynn edged the Sailfish 19-17 in rebounds and was led by Berry and Russell Wilson who each had six points.

After the break, Palm Beach Atlantic took a 31-29 lead with a three pointer but a Cory Thomas slam-dunk quickly tied the game at 31-all. PBA went on a run that would have them up by as many as nine, but a trey by Dante Scholl started a 12-2 Lynn run that gave the Fighting Knights their lead back with 6:14 to play after a slam dunk by Harrison.

With two minutes to go Lynn held on to a four-point lead by the Sailfish made a pair of free throws to make it a one-possession game. The two teams would exchange fouls over the final two minutes, Landers was fouled on an inbound and made one of two shots to give Lynn the 63-60 lead with 1.8 seconds left. PBA inbounded the ball right into Landers' hands as time expired.

Lynn improved to shoot 46.2 percent from the field in the second frame and 38.1 overall in the game. The Sailfish shot 47.6 percent from behind the arc in the loss and held a 34-30 advantage over the Fighting Knights in rebounds.

Harrison had a team-high 12 points and six rebounds to lead the team. Berry and Landers each had nine points and Scholl had eight points shooting 50.0 percent from three-point range.

Lynn will travel to Saint Leo on Sunday, January 18, for a 12 pm Sunshine State Conference matup against the Lions that will be broadcasted nationally on CBS Sports Network and NCAA.com. For more information fans can log on to LynnFightingKnights.com. Don't forget to 'Like' us on Facebook and follow @Lynn_Knights on Twitter and Instagram.