Embry-Riddle Soars over Men’s Basketball

Embry-Riddle Soars over Men’s Basketball

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University's men's basketball team quickly found itself in a hole it couldn't overcome on Saturday against Embry-Riddle in nonconference action. The Eagles' offense was rolling on all cylinders right out of the gate and a big halftime advantage led to a 104-80 decision over the Fighting Knights. Junior guard Chances Matlock caught fire from beyond the arc in the second half, finishing with a season-high 17 points.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Embry-Riddle 104, Lynn 80
Records: Embry-Riddle (12-7), Lynn (10-9)
Location: de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Tied 3-3
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STATS OF THE GAME:
  • Matlock, seeing his first career start, got off to a slow start but bounced back big time after the break. He went 5-for-6 from long range in the second half before finishing with a team-high 17 points.
  • Terrell Rogers (7-of-9) and Vieux Kande (6-of-8) turned in sound performances at the free-throw line for 15 and 12 points, respectively. Darius James hit double figures with 10.
  • Kande added six boards, three assists and a career-high-tying three steals.
  • Juwan Frazier topped his career-high assist total for the second consecutive game with eight – the second-highest output from a Fighting Knight this season (Allen Baez – 9).
  • ERAU's Skyler Hogan was a difference maker as the sophomore shot 12-of-15 from the field and 5-of-6 from long range. He posted game-highs in both points (31) and rebounds (7).
  • The Eagles held a 17-4 advantage in fast break points.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
  • With the win, Embry-Riddle sweeps the season series.
  • Lynn rolled out a fresh starting lineup this afternoon. Matlock saw his first starting nod, with freshmen Frazier and Kenneth Nwachukwu each earning their second of the year.
  • Lynn is now on a four-game losing skid, its longest of the season.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights are back at home this Wednesday, Feb. 1 for a SSC clash against nationally-ranked Barry at 7:30 p.m.