Bryan Men Fall In AAC Tournament Opener

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Bryan College men's basketball team competed in the quarterfinals of the AAC Tournament this morning.  The Lions, who entered the tournament as the No. 5 seed, took on No. 4 Milligan College.  The two teams went back and forth in the first half as there were seven lead changes and six ties.  Bryan took a 34-31 lead into intermission.  There were five more lead changes early in the second half.  However, with just over 10 minutes remaining the Buffaloes went on a 13-4 run to create some separation.  They led by double-digits for the rest of the game and won by a final score of 76-63.

Robert Troino led the Lions in scoring with 19 points, including five 3-pointers.  Brandon Cole finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds.  Derrick Walker recorded 11 points and 13 rebounds.  Logan Sharpe tallied 8 points.  Caleb Tuck added 7 points.

The Lions shot 32.4% from the floor, while the Buffaloes shot 39.0% for the game.  Bryan won the battle on the boards 46-40 but lost the turnover battle by 5.

The Lions end the season with an overall record of 15-15.

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