Men's Basketball Falls 99-90 to King University

Men's Basketball Falls 99-90 to King University

MOUNT OLIVE, North Carolina - The University of Mount Olive men's basketball team fell to the Tornado of King University 99-90 in Conference Carolinas action Saturday night. UMO falls to 14-10 overall and 8-8 in conference, while King improves to 18-5, 12-3.

INSIDE THE SCORE
King University got on the scoreboard first with two points from James Brown. UMO did not find their first basket until the 18:36 mark, as a layup from Leland Richardson helped stop the bleeding. King continued to stay in the lead 12-8 at the 13:46 mark. UMO found their rhythm and pulled in front of the Tornado and continued to stay in the lead until the remainder of the first half leading 48-43.

The second half the Trojans kept things rolling as they returned to the court scoring six-points opening up an eight-point lead 51-43 at the 19:47 mark. The Trojans fought hard and battled their way through to keep the lead until King University climbed their way back to get ahead when their top scorer Jordan Floyd made a layup at the 4:41 mark putting King in the lead by a point 81-80. King found their hot hand and continued to pull ahead with an eight-point lead 90-80 at the 1:55 mark. King University never surrendered the lead after that moment and held onto win the game 99-90.

MOUNT OLIVE LEADERS
The Trojans were led by Darius Spragley with 20 points. Alan Treakle, Jonathan Mebane, and Matthias Caver all had double-digit scoring performances with 18, 17, and 10 points respectively.

KING LEADERS
The Tornado were led by Jordan Floyd with a team-high 43 points. 

KEY MOMENT
The key moment of the game came in the final four minutes of the game when the Tornado connected on three straight buckets and one three-pointer to remain ahead of Trojans and win the game.

UP NEXT

Mount Olive will hit the road as they take on Lees-McRae in Banner Elk, N.C. February 15 at 4 p.m.