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.

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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  • 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%).


  • 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.

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.