Men's Basketball

Tusculum/Lees-McRae game suspended

Tusculum/Lees-McRae game suspended

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- With Tusculum College leading 44-30 at the 17:28 mark of the second half, Tuesday night's NCAA Division II men's basketball game between Tusculum and Lees-McRae College was suspended due to wet court conditions. The contest is expected to be resumed at a later date to be determined in Pioneer area on the Tusculum campus.

At the time play was suspended, Tusculum was shooting 48.5 percent from the floor overall and held a 25-17 edge on the glass, while holding Lees-McRae to a 25.8 percent clip from the field. Tusculum's Jordan Davidson and Kevin Vest each tallied 11 points to lead all scorers throughout the first 22 minutes of play, as Vest was only one rebound shy of a double-double.

Freshman Asad Lamot (Mebane, N.C.) paced the Bobcats with eight points and three assists through the first 22 minutes of play, as Daniel Sepokas (Illwaong, Australia) and DJ Brown (Anderson, S.C.) had seven and six markers, respectively.

Tusculum got off to a hot start in the first half, opening the game on a 21-8 run that was capped by a Vest layup at the 12:21 mark. The Bobcats would keep pace with the Pioneers over the next four minutes before launching an 11-2 run, trimming the margin to 28-25 on a pair of freebies by Jeremiah Henry (Semmes, Ala.). Tusculum answered over the final two minutes of the period, closing out the half with four points from Vest to take a 38-30 advantage into the intermission.

The Pioneers came out firing in the second half, pushing the margin to 44-30 with a 6-0 run before play was suspended with 17:28 on the clock.

Lees-McRae returns to the court on Monday, November 28 when the Bobcats travel to Brevard, N.C. to take on Brevard College at 7 p.m.

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