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Men's Basketball - Tue, Nov. 4, 2014
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Voorhees College
Middle Georgia State
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Voorhees (S.C.) 0-1484189
Middle Georgia State 1-05650106
Nov. 4, 2014
Cochran, GA
Attendance: 522
Voorhees (S.C.)Indv. LeadersMiddle Georgia State
2 Players (#3,#24) - 19Points #4 Ryan Wilkins - 24
#32 Mardrevious Sheffield - 6Rebounds #5 Seth Coleman - 13
3 Players - 2Assists 2 Players (#1,#10) - 5
Voorhees (S.C.)Team StatisticsMiddle Georgia State
34.8% (23 - 66) Field Goals % 46% (29 - 63)
37.5% (9 - 24) 3 Point Field Goals % 52.6% (10 - 19)
66.7% (34 - 51) Free Throws 62.3% (38 - 61)
32Rebounds 49
10Assists 18
18Turnovers 18
112nd Chance Pts 12

COCHRAN, GA - The men's basketball team played second and wanted to make sure they followed suit to the women's win in the early game of the night.  The men came up with a larger margin of victory but still a hard fought game.  The season opener for the Knights was hosting NAIA member Voorhees College (SC) and the Knights did not disappoint the crowd of just over 500.  The Knights won convincingly 106-89.

The Knights led most of the game opening trailing by no more than 3 before opening up a 14 point lead with 4:01 to go in the first half but the team went cold for the rest of the half and held at 56 while the Tigers closed the gap to 8 at the half.  The Knights came out ready to play in the second half and led by 7 or more for the entire second half opening up their largest lead of 20 with 2:55 remaining.  Both teams saw a lot of foul trouble with each team having 2 players foul out and a total of 68 fouls called in the game leading to 112 total free throws between the two teams.  

The Knights had 5 players in double digit scoring led by Ryan Wilkins (SO/Savannah, GA) with 24 while Seth Coleman (JR/Columbia, SC ) put up 20 and grabbed 13 rebounds for the first double-double of the season.  Alyja Hennings (JR/Alphareta, GA) had 15 and 9 rebounds, Buddy Bivins 13 and 5 assists, and Javaris Hooks (JR/Americus, GA) had 12 with 5 assists.  

The Knights play their next three games on the road at Thomas University (11/11), at Columbus State University (11/15), and at Fort Valley State University (11/17) before returning home to host Thomas University on November 19 following the women's game against Thomas at 5:30PM.

The Knights have great expectations of a team that will grow this year and look to compete in the NAIA and Southern States Athletic Conference next year.  None of the Knights teams will be eligible for post season competition in the NAIA or SSAC as first year members of both and will become eligible in the 2015-16 seasons.