New Orleans, LA (December 31, 2016) – The Knight's men's basketball team head down to New Orleans to play The Loyola University Wolfpack on New Year's Eve. The Knight's are coming off their first conference loss against the University of Mobile and looking to revenge their loss. The Wolfpack headed into tonight's contest ranked 22nd in the nation and to continue their strong season sitting at 10-2.
Both offenses would see success with a total of 91 points scored in the first half. The Knight's thought would be trailing the entire half and the biggest lead the Wolfpack would have would be 14. The Knights would go 13-31 from the field and 8-15 from behind the arch but would be out rebounded 15-21. The knights would go into halftime trailing 51-40 and looking to make a comeback in the second half.
The Knights in the second half would stay evenly with the Wolfpack but were not able to cut into the deficit from the first half. The Wolfpack would see their biggest lead of the game in the second half when they were able to stretch it out to 19 points. The Knights biggest success would be ensuring that they were shooting more than 50% from three-point land. The Knights thought would not be able to complete a comeback and would lose the game 90-76.
Roshaun Milline (JR/Milledgeville, GA) would be the Knight's leading scorer with 21 and Corbyn Moye (SR/New Haven, CT) and Cory Reid (SR/Decatur, GA) would finish with a total of 11 points. The Knights would shoot 42% from the field and 52% from three-point but were out-rebounded 40-33.
The Knights next game will be away against Jacksonville State on January 3 from an exhibition game.