Cougar News
Men's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 16, 2013
HENDERSON, Tenn. - The Mid-Continent University men's basketball team now has their work cut out for them. The Cougars entered play on Saturday afternoon with the inside track to a first round bye in the TranSouth Tournament, but after their game at Freed-Hardeman, Mid-Continent now faces an uphill battle to the finish.
Freed-Hardeman (11-17, 2-6) used a 19-2 run to end the first half to take control of the game, upsetting the Cougars (16-11, 4-4) 93-78.
Mid-Continent opened the game aggressivly attacking the basket, and building an 18-10 lead, and through the second media timeout at the 5:31 mark, the Cougars held the lead 29-24. Mid-Continent, however, was unable to to keep the momentum going, as Freed-Hardeman pieced together a 19-2 run to finish the half with a 43-31 lead. In the second half, the Cougars twice cut the deficit to 10 points, but they were unable to get the margin below that threshold, and Freed-Hardeman pulled away late to the 93-78 win.
Mid-Continent had four players in double-figures, led by a 26-point effort from Gavin Scott. Larry Thompkins II added 15 points, Charles Peden had 13, and Antonio Davis posted a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Mid-Continent shot 33-for-70 (47.1%) from the floor in the game, including 4-for-13 (30.8%) from long range. The Cougars struggled from the foul line though, making just 8-of-18 (44.4%) attempts.
The Cougars will wrap up their home schedule on Thursday night, playing host to the Life University Running Eagles (15-12, 5-3) at Mayfield High School at 7 p.m.