Men’s Basketball Snaps Skid; Escapes Lions’ Den in Overtime

Saint Leo, Fla. – Terrell Rogers' game-tying free throw with five seconds to play in regulation kept Lynn University's men's basketball team alive before the Fighting Knights secured a thrilling 75-73 overtime victory on the road at Saint Leo Wednesday night. The Lions heaved up a nice look from long range right at the final buzzer but it fell just short. The Blue and White halt a five-game slide while picking up a key Sunshine State Conference victory.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 75, Saint Leo 73
Records: Lynn (11-10, 6-7 SSC), Saint Leo (11-12, 5-8 SSC)
Location: Bowman Center | Saint Leo, Fla.
All-time Series: Lynn leads 35-10
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STATS OF THE GAME:
  • Lynn featured a balance scoring effort with different players stepping up at different stages of the game. Four Fighting Knights finished in double figures.
  • Marquan Botley and Jamal Palmer led the way with 16 points apiece. Botley added three assists and Palmer corralled six rebounds.
  • Rogers and Kevin O'Brien followed up with 12 points each. O'Brien just missed the double-double with nine boards.
  • Vieux Kande controlled the inside with nine points, four blocks and a game-high 12 rebounds.
  • Justin Satchell led the Lions with a 25-point, 10-rebound double-double.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
  • Both matchups between these two times this season have been stellar. In Boca Raton, Botley knocked down the game-winning three-pointer with under five seconds to play in regulation to give Lynn a 70-68 victory. 
  • Four of the last five games between Lynn and Saint Leo have been decided by three points or less.
  • The Fighting Knights secured their first win on the road since Dec. 10 (Nova Southeastern).
  • Lynn is 3-0 in overtime games this season.
  • After running off a six-game winning streak earlier this season, Lynn entered tonight's matchup on a five-game losing slide.
  • Lynn pulled out the win despite turning the ball over a season-high 25 times. Saint Leo committed 14 turnovers.

UP NEXT:
Lynn has its second to last regular-season home game this Saturday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. against Rollins.