LEBANON, Tenn. (Men's Basketball) – Despite shooting 74.1 percent in the second half, the Shawnee State men's basketball team sent Cumberland University to the free throw line 27 times and could not overcome a 12-point halftime deficit, falling 67-63 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.
Sean Elliott (JR/Canal Winchester, Ohio) led the way for the Bears with 21 points, but his final shot – with four seconds remaining, down by three – came up just short and Cumberland connected on one-of-two free throws at the other end to put the game on ice. Nick Tingle (JR/Clayton, Ohio) added 15 points and Nick Gouch (JR/Columbus, Ohio) tacked on nine.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Men's Basketball) – The Shawnee State men's basketball team saw a seven point lead – less than a minute into the second half – slip away, as West Virginia Institute of Technology defeated the Bears, 71-67, in SSU's final non-conference matchup of the 2014-15 season on Saturday night at Frank & Janis Waller .
The Bears took a two-point lead into halftime after shooting 51.9 percent from the field during the opening stanza, but the Golden Bears limited SSU to just 36.8 percent shooting in the second half.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Men's Basketball) – The Shawnee State men's basketball team outlasted a furious late comeback from Mid-South Conference foe Life University -- down six with 55 seconds to play – to hold on for an 84-81 victory over the Running Eagles on Thursday night at Frank & Janis Waller Gymnasium.
The Bears shot an impressive 50.9 percent from the field, connecting on 29-of-57 attempts, while hitting 6-of-14 from three and 20-of-25 from the charity stripe.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Men's Basketball) – Tip-off for the Shawnee State men's basketball game versus Life University on Thursday, Feb. 5, has been moved to 7 p.m. at Frank & Janis Waller Gymnasium. The game was originally slated for 8 p.m.
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Men's Basketball) – The Shawnee State men's basketball team led for much of the first half versus No. 14 Georgetown College, but the Tigers proved too much for the visiting Bears in the second half, running away with an 84-67 victory in Mid-South Conference play Saturday at Davis-Reid Alumni Gymnasium.
The Bears shot an impressive 58.3 percent in the first half, but were limited to just 10-of-28 shooting in the second period, while the Tigers connected on 29-of-55 (52.7 percent) in the game. GC got to the free throw line 31 times, hitting 21 freebies. SSU was 15-of-22 from the charity stripe.