MAYFIELD, Ky. - 1/17/2011 - The No. 16 Union (Tenn.) University men’s basketball team posted a 92-77 win at Mid-Continent (Ky.) University. Union improved to 15-4 overall and 4-1 in the TranSouth. Mid-Continent dropped to 8-10 on the season and 1-3 in league play.
The win for Union was their third straight victory and second straight game with at least 90 points.
Union sophomore guard CJ Davis took control for the Bulldogs in the first half with five three pointers and 21 points. Union jumped out to a 49-30 halftime advantage. Antoine Hall added 11 first half points, including three 3-pointers. Union made 9-of-17 three pointers in the first 20 minutes.
In the second half, Union led by as many as 20 points twice. Mid-Continent used the three -pointer to keep Union in reach. With 43 seconds left, Mid-Continent capped an 8-2 run with a three pointer from Tim Bryant to cut Union’s lead to 86-77. However, Union was 6-for-6 from the free throw line down the stretch to seal the 92-77 win.
Union was led with five players in double figures. Davis finished with a career high 27 points. Stan McNeil added 15 points, Antoine Hall scored 14 points, Shane Burrell added 13 points and Antoine Joseph scored 12 points. Union shot 50 percent from the field, 48 percent (13-27) from behind the arc and 79 percent (23-29) from the free throw line.
Mid-Continent was led by Brian Reid with 18 points and Chris Ferguson with 17 points. Ferguson added 19 rebounds to complete his double-double. Tim Bryant added 16 points and Antonio Davis scored 10 points. The Cougars shot 39 percent from the field, 25 percent (7-28) from behind the arc and 60 percent (12-20) from the free throw line.
Up next for Union will be a home game on Thursday, Jan. 20 versus Cumberland (Tenn.) in an early clash for second place.
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