2007-08 Trevecca Men's Basketball Schedule/Results
(Game times are listed as Central Time and are subject to change)
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Gets OT Win Over Freed
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – NAIA No. 19 Trevecca (17-4, 9-2) defeated Freed-Hardeman (14-6, 6-5) by the score of 89-79 on Saturday. Trevecca did so without a couple of the Trojans’ key contributors. Senior starter Josh Helton dressed but did not play with a bothered ankle, and Freshman Tyler Watkins was on the bench in street clothes wearing a boot on his right foot.
Trevecca did, however, see a return from Rick James on Saturday after a three-game absence, and it was much needed as James hit three big three-pointers in the first half. James’ nine led TNU, who shot 75% (6-8) from behind the arc, at the break. Even with a late surge, the Trojans found themselves trailing the Lions 34-33 at halftime.The Trojans will face TranSouth foe Crichton (12-10, 6-6) on Monday night in Moore Gymnasium at 7 p.m.
Quickly out of the break, the Trojans looked for production down low and got it. Collins Onyando and Brian Oduor scored Trevecca’s first ten points of the second half. Following the post production, Trojans backup PG decided he wanted to match James’ first half performance and hit three three-pointers on consecutive trips down the floor, completing a 9-0 run for the Trojans all on his own. After Everson’s tear, Christopher Harris had one of his own, outdoing both James and Everson with four second-half three-pointers for the Trojans, who still found themselves neck-and-neck with Freed Hardeman.
With 1:10 remaining, Lions’ PG hit a huge three pointer lifting Freed up 75-74. After a Trojans turnover, the Lions looked to run some clock, but instead turned it over with twenty-five seconds left. With 13.9 on the clock, Harris pump-faked a three from the left corner and drove down the baseline, drawing a foul on a reverse layup. Harris missed the first but tied it up at 75 with the second attempt. After Freed Hardeman Head Coach Jason Shelton called a timeout with 3.9 seconds left, the Trojan defense was too much as the Lions couldn’t get a shot off in time.
Four minutes into OT, the Trojans led 84-75, with all nine points scored at the foul line. Freed then got a three-pointer from Michael McCutchen and a free throw from Wesley Mayes to cut it to a five point game at 84-79. The Lions wouldn’t get any closer as Trevecca finished them off advancing to 17-4 overall and 9-2 in TSAC play with an 89-79 OT victory.