Thursday, November 5, 2015

Campbellsville University Earns Second Top 10 Upset of the Week

No. 18 Campbellsville is off to an impressive start following back-to-back wins over two top 10 opponents.

The Tigers overcame some injury problems to knock off No. 8 Evangel 85-68 tonight.

On Saturday, Campbellsville rolled past No. 1 Dalton State 85-73 in the Lou Cunningham Classic.

(18) Campbellsville 85 (8) Evangel 68

Game recap by CU:

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville men's basketball knocked off another NAIA Top 10 opponent tonight. The Tigers defeated No. 6 Evangel University, 85-68, for CU's third straight win to open the season.

Campbellsville (3-0) was lead by Dii'jon Allen-Jordan's third straight double-double to start the season, recording 23 points and 11 rebounds. He was joined in double-figures with Hagen Tyler (15), Sekour Harris (12) and Ronald Scott (11).

In the first half, Evangel never led by more than seven points. The Tigers were hot on the Crusaders tail right up until halftime and actually took a first half lead by four points, shooting 50 percent (18-36) from the floor.

Elliott Young sparked the Tigers at the 16-minute mark in the second half by picking up a steal and hitting a streaking Scott for a break away layup. On the ensuing possession, Allen-Jordan picked up the defensive board and hit Harris who then assisted in on a deep 3-pointer by Tyler.

Campbellsville then capped off a quick 7-0 run with another steal in the backcourt and Tyler found Allen-Jordan for another monstrous slam.

The Tigers ended up starting the second half on a 12-4 run forcing the Evangel Crusaders to call a timeout, which brought the Powell Athletic Center crowd to its feet.

Complete Recap

(18) Campbellsville 85 (1) Dalton State 73

Game recap by CU:

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — For the second time in three years, Campbellsville men's basketball knocks off a preseason No. 1 team. The Tigers beat Dalton State, 85-73, Saturday afternoon in the 16th Annual Lou Cunningham Classic.

No. 18 Campbellsville (2-0) was led by Sekou Harris' 24 points on 6-of-8 shooting from behind the 3-point line. CU also picked up double-digit performances from Ronald Scott (16), Roderick Lawrence (15), Dii-jon Allen-Jordan (13) and Dominique Harding (12).

Allen-Jordan recorded his second consecutive double-double with 12 rebounds as well.

The Tigers finished hitting 47.7 percent (31-of-65) from the floor while No. 1 Dalton State (0-2) shot 38.6 percent (27-of-70).

Reigning Most Valuable Player in the NAIA Championship game last season, Jordan Bowling scored 23 points but 10 of those came from the charity stripe. He knocked down all 10 free throws attempts.

Campbellsville lit it up in the first half, hitting seven triples on 16 attempts to take an 18-point lead at the intermission, 48-30.

The second half was a little sloppier, though as Campbellsville settled for long range shots but they weren't falling. The Roadrunners started the period on a 15-9 run and cut the CU lead to 12 at the 11:11 mark.

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