Miami Shores, Fla. – This was going to be the year Lynn University's men's basketball team secured a win down in Miami Shores. After holding the lead for a large majority of the game, this would end up not being the year for the 15th-ranked Fighting Knights as Barry University hit the game-winner on an extraordinary put-back with 0.01 seconds left on the clock for a shocking 63-62 Sunshine State Conference victory on Wednesday night.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Barry 63, Lynn 62
Records: Barry (16-10, 11-8 SSC), #15 Lynn (21-5, 14-5 SSC)
Location: Health and Sports Center | Miami Shores, Fla.
Series History: Barry leads 31-26
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Jamal Palmer was feeling it from long range in the first half as he dropped 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting (all from 3-pt territory) in the first 20 minutes. He finished with a near double-double, recording 16 points, nine rebounds and two steals.
- Also hot from deep in the opening stanza (3-for-3), Michael Baez led all scorers in the game with 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting (3-of-5 3-PT) with six boards and an assist.
- Rasheed Worrell also approached double-double territory, logging eight points, nine rebounds and two blocks.
- Daniel Cooper registered four boards and three blocks, marking his second outing with 3+ blocks in the past five games.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Barry has defeated Lynn on its home floor in six straight seasons.
- Brandon Bornelus made his return tonight after missing the last 10 games due to injury. He tallied six points and a team-best four assists.
- It's been quite the season series this year as Lynn defeated Barry at the buzzer in Boca Raton, 72-71, with Palmer hitting the game-winner with 0.5 seconds left.
- Lynn led for 35 of the 40 minutes in tonight's game.
- The Blue and White hit nine 3-pointers in the first half, with Palmer and Baez combining for seven on 10 attempts. Lynn only connected on two from deep in the second half.
- After a 39-38 Lynn lead at halftime, both teams fell cold in the second half with Barry outscoring the Fighting Knights in the second stanza, 25-23.
- With a loss vs. NSU last Wednesday, the Fighting Knights have lost two games in a three-game span for the first time this season.
- All five of Lynn's losses this season have been in SSC play.
- In this week's national polls, Lynn is ranked No. 15 by D2SIDA and No. 16 by the NABC.
Lynn will host Senior Day on its final home game of the regular season vs. Tampa this Saturday, March 2, at 4 p.m.