JACKSON, Tenn. - 2/21/2011 - The No. 11 Union (Tenn.) University men’s basketball posted a 73-40 win over Lyon (Ark.) College. Union improved to 24-5 on the season and 13-2 in the TranSouth. Lyon dropped to 7-19 overall and 1-13 in league play.
Union’s Shane Burrell got the scoring started for Union as his basket sparked a 4-0 run to start the game. After a three pointer from Antoine Joseph, Union led 9-2 after just two and a half minutes of play. Lyon rallied back and with 11:07 left in the half, tied the game at 16-16. Union then went on a 15-0 run that put the Bulldogs up 31-16 with just 1:13 left in the half. Union led 34-20 at the break.
Union opened the second half just as they closed out the first. The Bulldogs scored the first 24 points of the second half as they extended their lead to 55-20. Lyon did not managed their first points of the second half until Aaron Farris made two free throws at the 9:42 mark. The Scots’ first field goal of the second half came on a basket from Zain Hopper with 7:03 left in the game. The Bulldogs led by as many as 35 points in the game as they cruised down the stretch to win 73-40.
Union was led by Antoine Joseph with 18 points, including 15 points in the second half. Stan McNeil added 17 points and CJ Davis scored 16 points. Union shot 40 percent from the field, 31 percent (8-26) from behind the arc and 79 percent (15-19) from the free throw line.
Lyon was led by Kip Kelley with 12 points and Aaron Farris scored eight points. The Scots shot 27 percent from the field, seven percent (1-14) from long range and 77 percent (13-17) from the free throw line.
Up next for Union will be the final regular season game of the year. Union will host Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) on Thursday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m.
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