Trojans Battle But Fall To King, 77-65

Trojans Battle But Fall To King, 77-65

Mount Olive, N.C. – The University of Mount Olive men's basketball team fell to King University, 77-65, in Conference Carolinas action on Tuesday night in Mount Olive, N.C.

Score: King 77, Mount Olive 65
Records: King (16-11, 13-6 CC), Mount Olive (8-19, 7-12 CC)
Location: Kornegay Arena, Mount Olive, N.C.

How It Happened


  • King opened the game grabbing a 9-5 lead with 16:31 left in the half.
  • An 11-4 run from the Trojans gave UMO a 16-13 advantage with 12:02 remaining in the period.
  • Trailing 23-20, the Tornado mounted an 8-0 run to retake the lead at 28-23 with 4:09 left on the clock in the opening frame.
  • The Trojans moved back within a pair on a free throw by freshman Saiquan Jamison that cut King's lead to 30-28 at the half.


  • A three-pointer by junior DeAndre Barber just seconds into the second half gave the Trojans a 31-30 advantage.
  • King retook the lead, 32-31, with 19:24 left to play on a layup by Malcolm St. Louis.
  • A three by King gave the Tornado a 10-point lead at 51-41 with 13:27 left in the period.
  • Freshman Armond Griebe made a layup with 9:21 remaining in the second half that trimmed the Tornado's lead to 53-47.
  • King responded with a 9-0 run that pushed the Trojans' deficit to 15 at 62-47 with 4:58 left on the clock.
  • Mount Olive attempted to make a run late, getting within eight with under a minute to play, but the Trojans could not draw any closer in King's 77-65 win.


  • Sophomore Jamaal Matin led the Trojans with 15 points in the loss.
  • Also in double figures for UMO were freshmen Jamison (13), Tyler Thomas (12) and Griebe (11).
  • UMO was outshot by King, 46.3% to 43.1%, and outrebounded by the Tornado, 36-30.

Mount Olive wraps up its regular season with a home matchup with Barton College at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 25 in Kornegay Arena in Mount Olive, N.C.