WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (Men's Basketball) – Andrew Bendolph (SR/Portsmouth, Ohio) scored team-high 11 points and Nick Tingle (JR/Clayton, Ohio) grabbed nine rebounds, but the Shawnee State men's basketball team came up just short of an upset victory, falling 66-60 at the hands of the University of the Cumberlands on Saturday night at the O. Wayne Rollins Center.
Shawnee State trailed by eight points at the break, but came back to tie the contest in the second half. The Bears held the Cumberlands to just 33.3 percent shooting in the second half.
The Bears were outrebounded 33-26 in the contest, including 15 offensive boards from the Patriots – specifically in the second half – which kept SSU from ever being able to make a run.
Bendolph was the lone Bear player to finish with double figures in scoring, as the Bears hit 23-of-49 from the field. Despite outshooting the Patriots, SSU committed 19 turnovers in the contest.
Shawnee State is back in action Thursday versus Lindsey Wilson College. The game matches the third of four straight Mid-South Conference matchups in the month of November. Tip-off at Frank & Janis Waller Gymnasium is slated for 8 p.m., immediately following the women's game.