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Basketball 15 Jan 2015: Blue Raider men 86. Pikeville 89

Lindsey Wilson Men's Basketball's upset bid comes up short as Blue Raiders fall to No. 4 Pikeville 89-86. Julian Edmonson, with 32 points, and Bryan Wallace, 20, both go for career-highs in loss

By Charles Balcom
News from Lindsey Wilson College

PIKEVILLE, KY - The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team fell just short of pulling the upset over No. 4 Pikeville (KY), falling 89-86 at the East Kentucky Expo Center, on Thursday night.
Julian Edmonson went for a career-high 32 points in the loss, including four made three-point field goals and hitting 10-of-11 shots from the charity stripe. Bryan Wallace also notched his career-high with 20 points after a last-second three-point shot banked in.

Lindsey Wilson falls to 10-9 on the year and 1-5 in Mid-South Conference play. All five MSC losses this season have come by five points or less, including three by a single possession.

Pikeville moves to 16-1 on the year and 5-1 in the MSC.

The Blue Raiders shot 50.0 percent from the floor in the opening half compared to 57.9 percent by Pikeville. Lindsey Wilson was able to get quality scoring from the bench with 18 points while Pikeville's bench scored just four points. The Blue Raiders also won the turnover battle committing nine compared to 12 by the Bears, while holding Pikeville without an offensive rebound in the first half.

The Blue Raiders finished the game shooting 50.1 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from beyond the arc with 20-of-26 made shots from the free throw line.

Pikeville shot 51.2 from the field and 33.3 percent from three, but were able to get to the charity stripe 52 times, converting 41 of those attempts.

This story was posted on 2015-01-16 04:01:45
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