Men’s Basketball Tripped Up Against No. 7 Tritons

Men’s Basketball Tripped Up Against No. 7 Tritons

St. Petersburg, Fla. – The Lynn University men's basketball team never got in a rhythm Wednesday night, falling 70-56 on the road against seventh-ranked Eckerd College in Sunshine State Conference play.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final:
#7 Eckerd 70, Lynn 56
Records: #7 Eckerd (15-1, 7-0 SSC), Lynn (7-7, 2-6 SSC)
Location:
McArthur Center | St. Petersburg, Fla.
Series: Eckerd leads 26-14
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • First Half: David Johnson helped the Fighting Knights control the opening tip before scoring the first basket of the game, as well. Eckerd used a 9-0 run to take a 15-8 lead before back-to-back Ben Berry three-pointers broke the trend. Berry and Johnson combined for 19 points, but eight Tritons tickled the bottom of the twine. Eckerd got to the free-throw line eight times and forced seven Lynn turnovers, helping the home team carry a 41-26 advantage into the locker room at halftime.
  • Second Half: The two teams exchanged scoring opportunities for the first 15 minutes before the Tritons worked out to a 59-44 lead. Fred Landers knocked down back-to-back triples to cut the deficit to single digits, but Eckerd's Marco Behori responded with a trey of his own, helping Eckerd ensure that Lynn wouldn't get any closer. The Tritons came away with a 70-56 victory to remain unbeaten in SSC action and pick up their 15th consecutive win.

STATS FROM THE GAME:

  • Berry and Landers each finished the game with 10 points, one shy of Johnson's team-high 11.
  • Trevon Young and Drushaun McLaum tied one another to lead all scorers with 12 points apiece, while guard Kevin Walsh chipped in 10 of his own.
  • Lynn won the rebounding battle 36-34, while each team forced 16 turnovers.
  • Vieux Kande recorded a game-high nine rebounds, while three Tritons each hauled in six.
  • Eckerd shot 47.3% from the floor for the game.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE:

  • Landers has scored in double-figures in every game this season.
  • The Triton's 15th consecutive win is a school record and the longest active winning streak in Division II.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights return to action on Saturday, when they travel to Daytona Beach to take on the Eagles of Embry-Riddle. Tipoff is slated for 7:00 pm.