COLUMBIA, Ky. (Men's Basketball) – The Shawnee State men's basketball team was unable to take care of the basketball Saturday afternoon, turning the ball over a season-high 34 times as the Bears fell to Lindsey Wilson College, 78-55, at the Biggers Sports Center.
Jorian Hudson (JR/Cincinnati, Ohio) led the way with 14 points and J. Murrell (FR/Columbus, Ohio) added 10 – but the Bears were unable to overcome so many takeaways from the home squad, turning into 37 points, as the Blue Raiders never trailed, pulling away at the end of the first half.
Trailing by just three points at the 4:44 mark in the period, Shawnee State surrendered a 13-2 run over the closing minutes to head into the break trailing 37-23.
SSU climbed back into the contest with a 19-9 extended run over the first eight minutes, ending with a 8-0 stretch culminating with a triple from Devon Carter (JR/Clayton, Ohio) to make it 46-42. The Blue Raiders answered with a 21-4 to put the game back out of reach at 67-46 with 4:14 to play.
Lindsey Wilson maintained a lead of at least 19 for the remainder of the game. The home squad shot 50.8 percent from the field, connecting on 30-of-59 attempts. The Blue Raiders aided that cause by scoring 36 points in the paint.
Shawnee State shot just 22-of-51 from the field, but was able to connect on 9-of-20 attempts from three point range. The Bears got to the free throw line just six times compared to 17 from LWC. SSU outrebounded Lindsey Wilson, 40-22 – led by seven from Ethan Moffatt (JR/Somerville, Tenn.) and Jacob Daniels (SO/Peebles, Ohio).
The Bears are back in action on Thursday at Frank & Janis Waller Gymnasium, taking on No. 25 University of the Cumberlands at 8 p.m. The Bears close out the home slate Saturday versus the No. 4 University of Pikeville at 4 p.m.