The Lindenwood men’s basketball team (6-9, 1-1 OVC) picked up its first conference win of the season with an 82-64 victory over Tennessee Tech (4-11, 0-2 OVC) on Saturday afternoon at St. Holland Arena. Charles, Mo.
The Lions fell early as the Golden Eagles held a 9-4 lead in the first five minutes of the game. Cam Burrell He flipped his speed on a planted pony to make it work in three-point spread. After a minute, Kinon Coll He poured in a three-point bucket to give the Lions their first lead of the game at 10-9. At the 7:20 mark, Cole hit another deep shot to give Lindenwood a 23-18 lead. Cole continued to make three pointers over the next two possessions as he warmed up hitting the ball.
At the two-minute mark of the opening half, Chris Childs He made a layup to put the Lions in front in double digits. Lindenwood led 45-34 to close the opening 20 minutes. Cole was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field, 4-of-4 from behind the arc.
Burrell’s three-pointer early in the second half kept the momentum going. Burrell put the Lions up 59-49 near the 13-minute mark to manage the margin. Jacob Tracy A three-pointer gave Lindenwood a 77-59 lead. The Lions picked up their first OVC win on Saturday with an 82-64 victory over Tennessee Tech.
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Tonight, a great team won for us, everyone played their role, said the head coach Kyle Gerdeman. “We’re excited to get our first OVC win in front of a big crowd. We’re just getting better whether we’re winning or losing, and that’s the best part.”
Kinon Coll (23 PTS, 7 REB, 2 STL, 8-of-10 FG)
Cam Burrell (19 PTS, 11 REB, 3 AST, 3 BLK, 1 STL, 9-of-14 FG)
Kevin Caldwell Jr (14 PTS, 6 AST, 4 REB)
Lindenwood heads to Little Rock Ark on Wednesday in Little Rock at 7:30 p.m.