Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Trevecca Nazarene Upsets Kentucky Wesleyan in Nashville

Trevecca Nazarene 73
Kentucky Wesleyan 72

Final from Nashville, Tennessee

Game recap by KWC:

Despite leading by double digits in the second half, the Kentucky Wesleyan men's basketball team fell victim to a late Trevecca Nazarene push before falling 73-72 in a conference matchup Monday night in Nashville.

After Trevecca chipped away at the deficit, a jump shot by Jermaine Morgan pushed the No. 18 Panthers ahead 68-62 with 4:30 left in the game. However, the Trojans responded with an 11-4 run to close the game, capped off by Tyrell Corlew's layup that gave Trevecca a one-point lead with 1:15 remaining. KWC was unable to answer from there.

The game was originally slated for the Owensboro Sportscenter during the weekend, but poor weather conditions postponed the matchup to Monday. Due to a high school game already scheduled at the Sportscenter, the Panthers opted to travel to Nashville instead.

"I knew it wasn't going to be top notch, but I thought as the game progressed that we would get better and better," KWC coach Happy Osborne said. "We needed to be humbled, probably, a little bit. We can shake our heads and we can do whatever, but at the end of the day, anything good is hard, and now it's where it needs to be hard.

"Coaching 101 says don't come down here, put it off, make them come to you first. Maybe that was the plan, but there's a day and a time when you've got to go on the road and you've got to do hard things."

Instead of winning their seventh game in a row, Osborne said the Panthers (15-3, 3-1 in G-MAC) were "outworked."

Corlew finished with a game-best 21 points for the Trojans (7-11, 2-1), while Mac Walden and Matt Gamberoni scored 14 points each. Gamberoni also hauled in nine rebounds, including several crucial boards down the stretch.

"Gamberoni kicked our tails in the last three minutes," Osborne said. "He got every rebound in the last three minutes."

Jordan Jacks led KWC with 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Marcus Fillyaw added 14 points. Devin Langford also chipped in 10 points. Leading scorer Ken-Jah Bosley was limited to eight points as he battled foul trouble throughout the night.

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