Men rally in the second half to take down Johnson Bible, 89-84
Knoxville, Tenn. - The Asbury men's basketball program went to the half down nine to Johnson Bible and responded with a 23-for-34 (67.6%) second half that turned into a five point win. Key to the comeback was a 23-11 run over the first seven minutes of the second half, capped by a Michael Spann three-pointer for a 57-55 Asbury lead. The two teams would battle back and forth and were tied at 69 with just over seven minutes remaining before two Brett Johnson baskets sandwiched a Matt Pittman field goal to give Asbury a 75-69 lead that they would not relinquish.
Inside play proved key as well with 60 of the Eagles' 89 points coming from the trio of Brandon Fentress, Brett Johnson, and Ben Spann. The group went 24-of-35 from the field with Fentress registering his 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting in just over 12 minutes of playing time. Matt Pittman led the team with six assists as the Eagles registered 24 assists on 36 made baskets.
The win puts Asbury at 7-3 on the season headed into Saturday's KIAC - MidSouth Challenge at Berea against the University of the Cumberlands. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. The men will next play at home on Tuesday, December 11th against Spalding University at 7:00 p.m. The game can be heard on WACW, Asbury's home for Eagle athletics.