Men's Basketball Soars Into Championship Game

DAVIE, Fla.—The Barry University men’s basketball team earned a spot in the championship game of The BlueCross BlueShield of Florida Sunshine State Conference Basketball Tournament with a 79-61 win over the Florida Southern Mocs on Saturday afternoon.
 
Florida Southern entered the tournament as the #1 seed with a 24-3 regular season record and a 12-3 mark in conference play. The Mocs are ranked #12 in the nation.  
 
The Bucs (19-10) took an immediate lead in the first half, and never looked back. Barry opened the first half on an 8-0 run which was capped off by a Tony Dennison layup.
 
Florida Southern (25-3) fought back, cutting the Buccaneer lead to four, 18-14, with 10:30 remaining in the first half. The Bucs’ largest lead of the first half, 13 points, came three minutes later when Dennison hit a 22-footer to put the Bucs up 29-13. Barry entered halftime on top 36-28.
 
Barry was dominant in the second half, holding Florida Southern to 36.7% from the floor while the Bucs were 12-19 for 63.2%. Barry’s largest lead of 21 came with 6:36 remaining in the game. Zack Trapp hit two free-throws to give the Bucs a 68-47 lead.
 
Florida Southern could do little down the stretch, and the Bucs went on to win 79-61.
 
Four players reached double-digits for the Buccaneers. Dennison had 22 off of 9-13 from the floor. Trapp had 21 off of 5-7 from three-point land. Erick Nsangou and Willie Whitfield combined for 23 points.
 
The Bucs entered the tournament as the #5 seed and beat the Lynn University Knights on Wednesday to get to the semifinal. Barry now moves on to play the Rollins College Tars in the championship game tomorrow at 1:00 pm.
 
Buccaneer fans can listen to all the action live on the Buccaneer Broadcasting Network. In addition, the championship game can be viewed by visiting the Tournament Central page, and clicking on "tournament brackets." The game will be aired on a tape delay on Comcast Charter Sports Southeast and Bright House Sports Network. Click here for times and dates.
 
Visit the Tournament Central page or the Sunshine State Conference for more information.
 
Newspaper Box Score
Barry vs Florida Southern
03/06/10 2:30 p.m. at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (University Center)
At Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (University Center)
 
BARRY 79, FLORIDA SOUTHERN 61
 
BARRY (19-10)
DENNISON, Tony 9-13 4-4 22; TRAPP, Zack 7-9 2-2 21; NSANGOU, Erick 4-9 4-6
12; WHITFIELD, Willie 4-6 3-4 11; WHITE, Evan 2-4 0-0 5; DAVIS, Marvin 2-2
0-0 4; CHIVERTON, Bryan 0-2 4-4 4; BISHOP, Chad 0-0 0-0 0; MORRIS, Jeran 0-0
0-0 0; BENDEKE, Julien 0-0 0-0 0; TERRY, Terrell 0-1 0-0 0; RAYMONVIL,
Vladimir 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-47 17-20 79.
FLORIDA SOUTHERN (25-4)
THOMPSON, John 5-8 2-2 12; JENKINS, Brandon 4-10 0-0 9; WOOTEN, Cameron 2-6
2-2 7; HUBBLE, Jay 2-6 2-2 7; ELLISON, Damon 3-6 0-0 6; HAWKINS, Andre 2-4
2-2 6; RAYFIELD, Rion 2-7 0-0 5; BAILEY, Brett 2-2 1-3 5; JENKINS, Terry 0-5
2-2 2; GARDNER, Jon 1-1 0-0 2; FREDRICK, Preston 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-55
11-13 61.
Barry.........................   36   43  -   79
Florida Southern..............   28   33  -   61
3-point goals--Barry 6-13 (TRAPP, Zack 5-7; WHITE, Evan 1-3; TERRY, Terrell
0-1; NSANGOU, Erick 0-1; DENNISON, Tony 0-1), Florida Southern 4-18 (WOOTEN,
Cameron 1-3; JENKINS, Brandon 1-4; HUBBLE, Jay 1-1; RAYFIELD, Rion 1-5;
JENKINS, Terry 0-4; ELLISON, Damon 0-1). Fouled out--Barry-NSANGOU, Erick,
Florida Southern-HAWKINS, Andre. Rebounds--Barry 26 (NSANGOU, Erick 6;
DAVIS, Marvin 6), Florida Southern 27 (THOMPSON, John 5; JENKINS, Brandon
5). Assists--Barry 10 (NSANGOU, Erick 4), Florida Southern 11 (JENKINS,
Brandon 3; RAYFIELD, Rion 3). Total fouls--Barry 19, Florida Southern 14.
Technical fouls--Barry-None, Florida Southern-None. A-436
2010 BCBS SSC Tournament
 
 
 
 

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