Men's Basketball Drops Road Thriller
MILLIGAN, Tenn. – A 15-2 run to start the second half gave the Eagles the lead but Milligan rallied for a 64-62 win on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles had a chance to tie the game at the buzzer but Adam Delph’s shot was off the mark.
Delph led the Eagles (9-6) with 22 points on 9-of-19 shooting. He just missed his fifth double-double of the season with a team-high nine rebounds. Austin Flannery and Lee’Vaughn Morris joined Delph in double figures with 12 and 10 points respectively.
The Eagles continued to struggle shooting the ball, making just 2-of-18 from beyond the arc and shot 43 percent overall, a reverse from Friday night where they shot well from outside but struggled from inside. Milligan shot 40 percent overall and made 3-of-10 from beyond the arc. Most of their damage came at the free throw line, hitting 21-of-33 while the Eagles made only 18 trips to the line.
Asbury trailed 34-25 at the half before starting the second half on a 15-2 run. The Eagles pushed the lead to nine at 55-46 but the Buffaloes charged back to tie the game at 55-55. Milligan took the lead and pushed it out to five but Asbury answered again and with Delph’s basket in the paint cut the lead to one at 63-62 with 56 seconds left. A missed free throw and a subsequent turnover for the Eagles gave Milligan the ball. Torian Sitton made one of two free throws but Asbury’s last gasp would not find the mark. Sitton led Milligan with 18 points.
Asbury will take a week off before opening up conference play in Pittsburgh against KIAC newcomer Point Park on Dec. 17. That game will be the last for the Eagles in 2012.