Men’s Basketball Secures Senior Night Victory over Nova, 72-68

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University's men's basketball team sent off its two seniors with a 72-68 Sunshine State Conference win over Nova Southeastern Wednesday night in the team's final home game of the regular season. The Sharks stole the lead early on in the second half but a 16-point second-half performance from freshman Juwan Frazier helped the Blue and White retake the advantage down the stretch. Five Fighting Knights scored in double figures, including the two Senior Night honorees, Marquan Botley and Vieux Kande.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 72, NSU 68
Records: Lynn (13-12, 8-9 SSC), NSU (6-20, 3-15 SSC)
Location: de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Lynn leads 22-16
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STATS OF THE GAME:
  • Frazier came off the bench to lead the squad with 16 points, all in the second half, and dished out a team-high five assists while only playing 19 minutes. The freshman guard added three steals while shooting 5-of-10 from the field.
  • Botley chipped in 13 points behind a 4-of-8 effort from long range, adding on four boards, two helpers and a steal.
  • Kande, Darius James and Allen Baez all followed up with 10 points. Kande and James each had a block and both approached double-doubles with nine and seven rebounds, respectively, while Baez facilitated four assists.
  • Jamal Palmer notched a season-high with four assists and tacked on seven points.
  • NSU senior center Harrison Goodrick led his side with 18 points, mostly from the charity stripe (11-of-14).
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
  • With one game left in the regular season, the Blue and White have clinched a spot in the SSC Tournament. At 8-9, Lynn sits in sixth tied with FSC, but holds the season sweep over the Mocs.
  • The Fighting Knights have won five of the last six matchups with Nova.
  • Lynn totaled 18 assists, tying for the most in the past 17 games.
  • Over the last three games, Botey has knocked down 21 three-pointers while shooting 60% from beyond the arc (21-of-35).
  • Only eight Fighting Knights saw the floor, with Botley playing all 40 minutes.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights head to Tampa this weekend for the final game of the regular season. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25.