Men’s Basketball Stifled by Eckerd

Men’s Basketball Stifled by Eckerd

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Sunshine State Conference's top defense unit was too stout for the Lynn University men's basketball team on Saturday afternoon as the Fighting Knights dropped a 70-56 decision at the hands of Eckerd College. The Tritons led wire-to-wire while the Blue and White struggled to convert from the field.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Eckerd 70, Lynn 54
Records: Eckerd (14-4, 7-3 SSC), Lynn (10-6, 5-4 SSC)
Location: de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Eckerd leads 29-15
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STATS OF THE GAME:
  • The Tritons outshot the home side for the game, 48.1-30.0%.
  • Marquan Botley led the Fighting Knights' scoring effort with 14 points being a trio of treys while Kevin O'Brien was efficient from the field (4-of-8) with 10 points and a team-high seven boards.
  • Eckerd had four players notch double figures, led by Kevin Walsh's 14 (4-of-7 from three).
  • Over half of Lynn's made shots in the game came from behind the three-point line.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
  • The Fighting Knights suffered their first loss at home since Nov. 19. They had rattled off seven-straight home victories coming into tonight's contest. 
  • Eckerd received votes in both of this week's NABC and D2SIDA national polls.
  • Lynn's two lowest scoring outputs and two lowest field goal percentages this season have come against the Tritons.
  • Eckerd has won the past five matchups against Lynn, including a semifinal matchup in last year's SSC Tournament. The Tritons went on to be named SSC postseason champions.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights head up the road to take on Palm Beach Atlantic this Wednesday, Jan. 25 for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff against the Sailfish.