Botley Explodes for 40, Breaks Three-Point Records as Men’s Basketball Sweeps FSC

Botley Explodes for 40, Breaks Three-Point Records as Men’s Basketball Sweeps FSC

Lakeland, Fla. – Marquan Botley had the hottest of hands on Saturday night as the senior led the Lynn University men's basketball team on a second half tear en route to a 93-70 victory at Florida Southern College. Tied 38-38 at halftime, the Fighting Knights dominated the second stanza for the Sunshine State Conference victory and the season sweep over the Mocs.

Botley finished with a career-high 40 points, breaking a school record with 10 made three-pointers. He also knocked down his 84th triple of the season, moving ahead of Ben Berry for the program's single-season three-point record. His 40 points is the most in a game from any player in the SSC this season.


INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 93, Florida Southern 70
Records: Lynn (12-12, 7-9 SSC), Florida Southern (11-15, 8-8 SSC)
Location: Jenkins Field House | Lakeland, Fla.
All-time Series: FSC leads 36-13
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Botley poured it on in the second half, finishing with 40 points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal. The efficiency matched the volume as the guard shot 13-of-18 from the field, 4-of-4 at the charity stripe and an impressive 10-of-13 from long range.
  • Jamal Palmer played all 40 minutes and followed up Botley with 21 points and seven boards on 8-of-13 shooting.
  • Vieux Kande posted a 12-point, 12-rebound double-double and went 6-for-7 at the line.
  • Allen Baez facilitated the offense with eight assists and tacked on 12 points. Power forward Darius James finished with eight and eight inside along with two blocks.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
  • Botley previously tied the school record earlier this season when he hit nine triples against Florida Tech.
  • Botley's 40 points is three shy of the school record for points in a game. Chris Hall has the record at 43 along with a 42-point game. Botley and Arteus Sullivan are tied for third with 40.
  • As a team, the Fighting Knights knocked down 16 triples, tying the school record set earlier this season against Tampa. The three highest outputs for three-pointers in a game in school history have all come this season.
  • Lynn sweeps the season series against FSC, with two opposite performances. In Boca Raton, Lynn routed FSC, 80-56, led by strong inside play. Lynn's four made three-pointers that game is tied for the season-low.
  • All 93 of Lynn's points came from the starting five. The Blue and White were dealt a short bench and just seven Fighting Knights saw the floor.
  • Two of Lynn's three best shooting performances this season have come against Florida Southern – both above 50% from the field.
  • Tonight was senior night for the Mocs.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights will celebrate their own senior night at the last home game of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Tipoff vs. Nova Southeastern is slated for 7:30 p.m.