Men's Basketball Gets an Important Win on the Road

Willie Whitfield had 16 points in the win. Photo by J.C. Ridley.
MELBOURNE, Fla.— The Barry University men’s basketball team got a big win on Saturday, beating Florida Tech 71-65 on the road. With a win by Tampa over Lynn later tonight, the Bucs would likely host a Sunshine State Conference quarterfinal gae on Wednesday, Mar. 4. 
 
The Buccaneers (13-14, 8-8 SSC) started out in good form, taking an early 6-0 lead. Yet the Panthers fought back, going up 14-9 with 11:10 remaining in the first.
 
The Bucs would regain the lead, 17-16, with 9:01 remaining in the half on a Willie Whitfield layup. From that point, the Bucs went on a 23-12 run which included two Chris Uz three’s and a huge dunk by Whitfield.  The Bucs entered halftime up 40-28.
 
The Panthers (16-15, 5-11 SSC) opened the second half on a 9-3 run to come within six, 43-37, with 16:27 remaining in the game.  The Bucs would bring the lead back to nine, 50-40, with 14:06 remaining with an and-one play by Karega Tucker.
 
Yet the Panthers fought back again, bringing it within two at 56-54 when Demetrius Harvey hit a pair of free throws after an intentional foul by Zach Trapp. The Bucs pushed the lead 63-54 off of a Tucker three-pointer and layup with four minutes remaining in the game.
 
By sinking their foul shots down the stretch, the Bucs would go on to win 71-65.
 
For the Buccaneers, Whitfield had 16 points while Jamaal Madyun pulled down eight boards.
 
Newspaper Box Score
Barry vs Florida Tech
02/28/09 4:25 p.m. at Melbourne, FL
At Melbourne, FL
 
BARRY 72, FLORIDA TECH 65
 
BARRY (12-14, 7-8)
 
WHITFIELD, Willie 6-8 4-7 16; TUCKER, Karega 6-15 3-4 16; UZ, Chris 3-5 4-6
12; NSANGOU, Erick 4-9 0-0 8; CHIVERTON, Bryan 2-5 3-4 7; MADYUN, Jamaal 1-4
4-6 7; TRAPP, Zach 1-1 0-0 3; MORRIS, Jeran 1-2 0-0 2; ASTIGARRAGA, Bryan
0-1 1-2 1; BISHOP, Chad 0-1 0-0 0; VISINKIS, Bartas 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-52
19-29 72.
 
FLORIDA TECH (13-14, 5-11)
 
HELLEMANN, Derek 9-12 6-9 24; BALLARD, Ryan 7-13 5-7 21; CUMMINGS, Simon 2-7
6-6 10; HARVEY, Demtrius 3-10 2-2 8; EGLITIS, Edgars 1-3 0-0 2; TUCKER,
Alvin 0-3 0-0 0; JONES, Jake 0-1 0-0 0; BEYER, Justin 0-0 0-0 0; ATTIA,
Sherif 0-0 0-0 0; MORADIAN, Michael 0-0 0-0 0; RASMUSSEN, Cole 0-1 0-0 0.
Totals 22-50 19-24 65.
Barry...............................   40   32  -   72
Florida Tech..................   28   37  -   65
3-point goals--Barry 5-10 (UZ, Chris 2-3; TUCKER, Karega 1-4; TRAPP, Zach
1-1; MADYUN, Jamaal 1-2), Florida Tech 2-16 (BALLARD, Ryan 2-7; CUMMINGS,
Simon 0-3; HARVEY, Demtrius 0-2; EGLITIS, Edgars 0-1; TUCKER, Alvin 0-2;
RASMUSSEN, Cole 0-1). Fouled out--Barry-None, Florida Tech-EGLITIS, Edgars.
Rebounds--Barry 34 (MADYUN, Jamaal 8), Florida Tech 35 (HELLEMANN, Derek
12). Assists--Barry 10 (NSANGOU, Erick 2; TUCKER, Karega 2; ASTIGARRAGA,
Bryan 2), Florida Tech 3 (TUCKER, Alvin 1; HARVEY, Demtrius 1; BALLARD, Ryan
1). Total fouls--Barry 19, Florida Tech 23. Technical fouls--Barry-TRAPP,
Zach, Florida Tech-None. A-515
 
 
 

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