Men’s Basketball Comeback Attempt Falls Short in Final Seconds

Men’s Basketball Comeback Attempt Falls Short in Final Seconds

Winter Park, Fla. – The Lynn University men's basketball team was caught in a back-and-forth, grind-it-out type basketball game on the road versus Rollins Wednesay night, but fell short on a last second shot attempt in a 73-71 setback despite a season-high 27-point scoring output from Terrell Rogers. The Fighting Knights had the ball, down two, but lost the game on a missed shot attempt at the end of regulation.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Rollins 73, Lynn 71
Records: Rollins (10-8, 4-5 SSC), Lynn (10-6, 5-4 SSC)
Location: Warden Arena | Winter Park, Fla.
All-time Series: Rollins leads the series, 26-15
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Neither team would give the other much of a chance to run away with a victory, as the score was tied eight times, and the lead changed seven times. Lynn let a 12-point lead dwindle in the first half, while the largest lead the Tars had was five in the second half.
  • Despite having two fewer points as time expired, members in the Blue and White managed to shoot a higher percentage from the field than their opponent (45.1% -vs.-43.9%).
  • Turnovers hurt Lynn, as it had more than double than the Tars (17-8), and those led to easy baskets, resulting in 21 points off turnovers for the home team, as opposed to 11 for the visiting squad.
  • Rollins outscored Lynn in the paint (34-28) and off the bench (24-12).
  • Rogers and Marquan Botley managed to score 41 of the squads' 71 points (57.7%).
 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • The Fighting Knights have seen the wrong side of the win/loss column more on the road, than at home. Lynn owns a 1-4 record on the road, opposed to 8-1 inside the de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center.
  • The last time Rogers recorded 20-plus points was Dec. 30 against Florida Tech (22). The three three-pointers tonight are a season high (previous – two against Pace on Dec. 13)
  • The only two members of the Blue and White to play more than 30 minutes tonight were Vieux Kande and Rogers.
 

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights will return to the friendly confines of the de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center to host SSC opponent Eckerd College on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 4 p.m.