Wild Night Ends in Loss for Men's Basketball

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla- The Barry University men’s basketball team lost a tough game, 73-69, in double overtime to Palm Beach Atlantic University on Saturday night.

In the first half, the Sailfish (5-3) got out to a small lead of 12-7 before Barry (2-1) scored eight unanswered points capped off by an Erick Nsangou tip in to go up 12-15. The Bucs held the lead through the remainder of the first half, but allowed PBA to get close at 19-20. Yet the Bucs finished off the first period strong with two three-pointers by Zack Trapp and a vicious dunk by Willie Whiteifld to go into the break with a 25-29 lead.

The Bucs owned the first part of the second half, pushing their lead to 32-42 with the help of Chad Bishop who scored seven in the first four minutes, including a three-pointer. The Bucs retained the lead until 8:44 left in the second when Manny Lopez tied it at 46-46.

Heading into the final minute, the Bucs held a 52-54 lead until Chris Joseph hit a jumper to tie it at 54-54 with 0:38 seconds left, and send the game into overtime.

In the first overtime, the Bucs and Sailfish were back and forth until PBA took a 62-60 lead with 1:17 left. A missed jumper by PBA gave the Bucs the ball with 0:12 seconds left. A three pointer by Bishop was no good, but the Bucs stole the rebound, and Chris Uz hit a 22-footer with 0:02 seconds left to tie it at 62-62, and force a second overtime.

PBA took a 66-64 lead with 2:46 left, and never looked back as they held on for the victory, 73-69.

Chad Bishop scored 17 points and pulled down seven boards for the Bucs. Nsangou earned a double-double with 15 points and 11 boards.

The Buccaneers return to action on Friday, Dec 5 at 4 pm against West Alabama in Valdosta, GA.

Barry University vs Palm Beach Atlantic
11/29/08 4 pm at West Palm Beach, FL (Rubin Arena)
At West Palm Beach, FL (Rubin Arena)

PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 73, BARRY UNIVERSITY 69

BARRY UNIVERSITY (2-1)

NSANGOU, Erick 6-10 3-7 15; BISHOP, Chad 5-14 1-2 13; TUCKER, Karega 4-10
2-4 10; WHITFIELD, Willie 3-6 2-2 8; CHIVERTON, Bryan 2-4 4-7 8; UZ, Chris
1-5 4-4 6; TRAPP, Zach 2-3 0-0 6; MADYUN, Jamaal 1-1 0-0 2; MORRIS, Jeran
0-1 1-2 1; ASTIGARRAGA, Bryan 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-55 17-28 69.

PALM BEACH ATLANTIC (4-3)

ROSS, Hunter 5-10 5-6 16; JOSEPH, Chris 5-13 6-11 16; LOPEZ, Manny 4-18 4-5
14; LAWRENCE, Jonathan 3-6 3-4 10; POWELL, David 3-12 0-0 8; GUGINO, Anthony
2-3 0-0 4; WILLIAMS, DeAndre 0-1 3-5 3; KELLY, Joe 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 23-65
21-31 73.

Barry University.............. 29 25 8 7 - 69
Palm Beach Atlantic........... 25 29 8 11 - 73

3-point goals--Barry University 4-23 (BISHOP, Chad 2-9; TRAPP, Zach 2-3; UZ,
Chris 0-4; TUCKER, Karega 0-5; NSANGOU, Erick 0-2), Palm Beach Atlantic 6-20
(POWELL, David 2-8; LOPEZ, Manny 2-5; LAWRENCE, Jonathan 1-3; ROSS, Hunter
1-3; KELLY, Joe 0-1). Fouled out--Barry University-WHITFIELD, Willie;
TUCKER, Karega, Palm Beach Atlantic-LOPEZ, Manny. Rebounds--Barry University
46 (NSANGOU, Erick 11), Palm Beach Atlantic 39 (LOPEZ, Manny 7).
Assists--Barry University 7 (TUCKER, Karega 3; NSANGOU, Erick 3), Palm Beach
Atlantic 13 (JOSEPH, Chris 3; POWELL, David 3; LOPEZ, Manny 3). Total
fouls--Barry University 28, Palm Beach Atlantic 23. Technical fouls--Barry
University-None, Palm Beach Atlantic-None.