Men's Basketball Recaps: Dec. 2
Austin Peay 67, Alabama A&M 47
Clarksville, Tenn. – The Alabama A&M University men's basketball team fell to Austin Peay, 67-47, in Clarksville, TN on Saturday afternoon at the Dunn Center.
The Bulldogs struggled on the offensive end shooting just 36 percent (14-of-39) from the field. They were 25 percent from behind the arc (3-of-12) and they were 67 percent (16-of-24 at the free throw line.
The Governors started the game off with a 7-2 lead, which was answered by a three-pointer from Marcus Merriweather with 16:34 on the Clock. Arthur Johnson drove into the basket for a layup to tie the game at seven. The Bulldogs were able to extend their lead after Arthur Kennedy added a right-handed layup to put AAMU up 9-7. AAMU would then take a three-point lead, 12-9, after a jumper from Merriweather.
However, the Governors would respond by taking advantage of 11 Bulldog turnovers and were able to secure 13 points off of the turnovers. Trailing 30-13, Johnson broke the ice with a three-pointer after a Bulldogs scoring drought. The Bulldogs would make four free throw shots to cut the Governors lead to 10 points, 30-20, with 19.3 seconds on the clock. The Bulldogs trailed by 12 points headed into the locker room.
In the second half, Austin Peay pushed their lead back to double digits and AAMU were unable to cut into the lead.
-Alabama A&M Sports Information
Toledo 71, Texas Southern 69
Toledo, OH – The Texas Southern Tigers jumped out to a 19-point lead over Toledo in the first half but TSU was unable to keep the momentum going in the second half as they dropped a 71-69 decision to Toledo on the road.
Texas Southern led 42-30 going into intermission but it was a tale of two halves as the Rockets began to connect on key shots in the games’ final stanza while also making some critical stops.
After the Rockets converted 1-of-2 free throws with eight seconds remaining in regulation Texas Southern had one last possession to either tie or win the game. But a three-point attempt by Brian Carey as time expired fell short sealing the win in favor of Toledo.
Donte Clark went 8-of-20 from the field for a team high 27 points while teammate Demontrae Jefferson connected on 8-of-25 shot attempts as he contributed 25 points for the Tigers offensively.
Clark missed out on a double-double by one rebound as he tallied nine boards to go along with three assists, one block, and one steal in what was an all-around performance for the transfer guard.
--Texas Southern Sports Information
Santa Clara 72, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 57
Santa Clara, Calif. – Another impressive performance behind the 3-point line helped send Santa Clara men's basketball to its second-straight win in a three-day span.
Matt Hauser scored a career- and game-high 21 points on 7-for-10 from behind the 3-point line and KJ Feagin added 19 to lead for four players in double figures for the Broncos who held off a late to rally to post a 72-57 victory over University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff on Saturday.
Henry Caruso posted 10 points, five rebounds and five assists, and Josip Vrankic scored 10 for the Broncos (3-5) who shot 48 percent from the floor, including 12-for-26 from beyond the 3-point line.
Martaveous McKnight registered a team-high 18 points and Trent Steen added 14 for the Golden Lions (0-9) who shot 57 percent from the floor, but turned the ball over 20 times.
-Santa Clara Sports Information