MONTGOMERY, AL - The men's basketball team pulled off the upset they came so close to twice in the regular season taking down #14 and tournament 2-seed, William Carey University 77-72 on day 2. The Knights were led by 1st Team All-Conference selection Darrell White with a game-high 20 points, 6 assists, and 4 steals while Tyrone Young had another double-double with 10 points and 10 assists. Antony Edwards had 17 points and Marquez Hinton had 10 points and 9 rebounds to help lead the Knights to the win. Kinsey Burgess had 3 blocks in the game.
The Knights trailed for most of the first half falling behind by as many as 7 and leading by as many as 6 before taking a 38-35 halftime lead. In the second half, the Knights trailed for a total of 2:04 and were tied 7 times but did not trail over the last 13:44 of the game and outscored the Crusaders 39-37 in the second half. The Knights outshot the Crusaders 42% to 39% for the game on the way to the win.
The Knights will face the #17 Bethel University in the semifinals at 8PM Eastern on Friday, March 1. The game can be watched live at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/ssac or live stats are available at the DakStats Tournament page at http://www.dakstats.com/WebSync/Pages/Tournament/TournamentPage.aspx?association=10&sg=MBB&tour=2750.