No. 12 Men’s Basketball Rebounds with Overtime Triumph at FIT

No. 12 Men’s Basketball Rebounds with Overtime Triumph at FIT

Melbourne, Fla. – For the third time in the past four games, Lynn University's 12th-ranked men's basketball team grinded out an overtime win as the Fighting Knights went on the road Saturday and took down Florida Tech in Sunshine State Conference play, 76-71.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 76, Florida Tech 71 (OT)
Records: #12 Lynn (21-4, 14-4), FIT (8-18, 2-16 SSC)
Location: Clemente Center | Melbourne, Fla.
Series History: Lynn leads 36-21
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Jamal Palmer led all scorers in the game, dropping in 25 points on 4-of-9 three-point shooting. He was one of three Fighting Knights with a team-high six rebounds while recording three of Lynn's four blocks in the game.
  • Ryan Peterson was clutch in his 18 minutes off the bench, going for a season-high 17 points behind a 5-for-7 effort from downtown. He also hauled in five boards.
  • Michael Baez went 6-of-6 at the charity stripe in his 16-point effort. He tacked on five rebounds and three assists.
  • Darius Moore struggled from the field but added 10 points while leading his squad in assists (4).
  • FIT's Nieja Jordan racked up 21 points off the bench on 9-of-11 shooting with 12 rebounds.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Three of Lynn's last four games have gone to overtime. The squad has won all three and is 3-1 in overtime games this season.
  • In the month of February, over a span of six games, tonight's five-point final-score margin was the largest amount. Lynn's past six games have been decided by an average of 2.8 points, with five of the six games coming as victories.
  • All five of Lynn's starters had at least five rebounds, but none of them had more than six.
  • Peterson accounted for all 17 of Lynn's bench points.
  • With a 2-12 league mark, the Panthers are currently in last place in the SSC standings.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights will head to Barry for their last away game of the regular season, battling the Bucs at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27.