Bucs Down No. 15 Men’s Basketball with Miraculous Shot at the Buzzer

Bucs Down No. 15 Men’s Basketball with Miraculous Shot at the Buzzer

Miami Shores, Fla. – This was going to be the year Lynn University's men's basketball team secured a win down in Miami Shores. After holding the lead for a large majority of the game, this would end up not being the year for the 15th-ranked Fighting Knights as Barry University hit the game-winner on an extraordinary put-back with 0.01 seconds left on the clock for a shocking 63-62 Sunshine State Conference victory on Wednesday night.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Barry 63, Lynn 62
Records: Barry (16-10, 11-8 SSC), #15 Lynn (21-5, 14-5 SSC)
Location: Health and Sports Center | Miami Shores, Fla.
Series History: Barry leads 31-26
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Jamal Palmer was feeling it from long range in the first half as he dropped 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting (all from 3-pt territory) in the first 20 minutes. He finished with a near double-double, recording 16 points, nine rebounds and two steals.
  • Also hot from deep in the opening stanza (3-for-3), Michael Baez led all scorers in the game with 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting (3-of-5 3-PT) with six boards and an assist.
  • Rasheed Worrell also approached double-double territory, logging eight points, nine rebounds and two blocks.
  • Daniel Cooper registered four boards and three blocks, marking his second outing with 3+ blocks in the past five games.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Barry has defeated Lynn on its home floor in six straight seasons.
  • Brandon Bornelus made his return tonight after missing the last 10 games due to injury. He tallied six points and a team-best four assists.
  • It's been quite the season series this year as Lynn defeated Barry at the buzzer in Boca Raton, 72-71, with Palmer hitting the game-winner with 0.5 seconds left.
  • Lynn led for 35 of the 40 minutes in tonight's game.
  • The Blue and White hit nine 3-pointers in the first half, with Palmer and Baez combining for seven on 10 attempts. Lynn only connected on two from deep in the second half.
  • After a 39-38 Lynn lead at halftime, both teams fell cold in the second half with Barry outscoring the Fighting Knights in the second stanza, 25-23.
  • With a loss vs. NSU last Wednesday, the Fighting Knights have lost two games in a three-game span for the first time this season.
  • All five of Lynn's losses this season have been in SSC play.
  • In this week's national polls, Lynn is ranked No. 15 by D2SIDA and No. 16 by the NABC.

UP NEXT:
Lynn will host Senior Day on its final home game of the regular season vs. Tampa this Saturday, March 2, at 4 p.m.