12/3/08 News & Notes

Darren HeitnerSenior Analyst IDecember 3, 2008


Tennessee Tech (Steve Payne) (5-1) vs. Lipscomb

Darnell Lindsay scored 19 points to lead Tennessee Tech to a 78-71 win against Lipscomb on Monday night. Frank Davis scored 13 for the Golden Eagles (5-1), and Will Barnes and Kevin Murphy added 10 apiece. Daniel Northern added nine points and a game-high six blocks for the Golden Eagles, who blocked 10 shots compared to one by the Bisons (2-3).

Arkansas State (Elwyn McRoy) (5-1) @ Indiana State

Arkansas State’s Donald Boone had 26 points Monday night and scored the winning basket with 43 seconds left in a 56-54 victory over winless Indiana State. Boone, who came off the bench, hit 10 of 13 shots and was the only player for the Red Wolves (5-1) scoring in double figures.

Savannah State (Horace Broadnax) (5-2) vs. Bowling Green

Jovonni Shuler scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half and Savannah State rallied to defeat Bowling Green 57-54 on Monday night. The Tigers (5-2) trailed 35-14 after making only 5 of 24 shots in the first half, then chipped away at the Falcons’ lead in the second by making 53.6 percent of their shots (15 of 28).


Marquette (Scott Monarch) (6-1) vs. Central Michigan

Wesley Matthews scored 18 points and No. 25 Marquette bounced back from its first loss with an aggressive defense that stymied Central Michigan in an 81-67 victory Tuesday night. Back at home, Marquette (6-1) looked little like the team that got outrun by Dayton in the Chicago Invitational three days earlier. Instead, the Golden Eagles, who came in averaging 89 points per game, took it to the Chippewas in a game that featured 49 fouls and a plodding pace. Dominic James scored 15 points and Lazar Hayward added 14 for Marquette.

Louisiana Lafayette (Robert Lee) (2-3) vs. McNeese State

Louisiana Lafayette cruised past McNeese State 73-64 on Tuesday night, to improve their record to 2-3 on the season. The Ragin’ Cajuns were led by Tyren Johnson with 15 points and 6 rebounds.