Colleges

Late Rally Falls Short; Shaw Loses To Eckerd 73-71

Posted December 15, 2012

— Shaw rallied from 14 points down late in the second half to tie the game with 14 seconds left, but gave up a final Eckerd bucket, falling to the Tritons 73-71 in a game played at the McArthur Center.

With 8:05 left in the game, and trailing 57-48, Shaw lost the services of scoring leader Karron Johnson when he fouled out of the game. Two minutes later, the Bears trailed by 14. But a barrage of three pointers brought the Bears back into the game.

Curtis Hines, who had already scored eight points in the comeback alone, hit a layup with 14 seconds on the clock to knot the score at 71. Eckerd answered with a bucket from Josh Snodgrass with 4.8 seconds remaining in regulation.

The Bears took a timeout and set up a final play, but Derrick Hunter's jumper was off the mark and Shaw suffered their second straight loss.

With the defeat, Shaw falls to 4-4 on the season while the win improves Eckerd's record to 3-1.

The first ten minutes of the contest were ugly, with both teams committing turnovers and Shaw getting into foul trouble. With 12:02 left in the first, Latrail McCoy committed a foul - Shaw's sixth, compared to only seven Shaw points.

With 7:32 left , E.J. Moody was fouled in the act of shooting a three. He made all three free throws, giving his Tritons a 20-12 lead. Shaw answered with a three-point play on a Johnson layup and converted free throw.

Three minutes later, Hunter would sink a layup to cut the Shaw deficit to three, 23-20. Johnson would cut the deficit to two with 1:54 left in the half, but Eckerd answered with a seven-point scoring run to close out the half to earn a 34-25 lead going into the locker room.

For most of the second half, the Eckerd lead hovered at the ten-point mark, with Shaw getting as close as six, but eventually falling behind by 14 at the 5:55 mark, setting up the heroics of the final minutes.

Shaw struggled with foul trouble the entire game, committing 25 fouls to Eckerd's 15, with five players committing three or more infractions.

The Bears outshot the Tritons 46.6 percent to 45.8 percent, but struggled at the free throw line, hitting only 64 percent.

Hines finished the game with 20 points on an eight-for-16 shooting night, hitting four of ten three-point shots. Johnson finished with 19 points, hitting seven of 12 shots. Andre Paulk had ten points. Johnson led the Bears with six rebounds while Hunter had three assists.

Three Tritons had 15 points apiece - Taylor, Darrien Mack and Jerrick Stevenson. Snodgrass finished with 14 points. Mack led all rebounders with seven while Taylor had three assists to lead Eckerd.

The Bears now take a break for the holiday. They return to action on Saturday, January 29 when they take part in the Rollins Rotary Tangerine Tournament in Winter Park, Fla. Game time is at 2:00 p.m. They return home on Thursday, January 10 when they host Viriginia Union at 8:00 p.m.

Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • CFB: Oklahoma at West Virginia

    Tonight at 6:30 on FOX50

  • NFL: Washington at Philadelphia

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • NFL: Oakland at New England

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Denver at Seattle

    Tomorrow at 4:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Green Bay at Detroit

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on 620am

  • NHL: Hurricanes vs. Columbus

    Tomorrow at 1:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Panthers vs. Pittsburgh

    Tomorrow at 8:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUKE 47
TULA 13
3rd
ECU 41
UNC 20
 
6:00pm Tonight
TOWSN
NCCU
 
1st
NCSU 0
PRES 0
 
Final
KAN 2
DET 3
Final
CHC 8
LOS 7
7th
OAK 0
PHI 0
 
6th
NYY 2
TOR 4
 
7th
COL 5
ARI 1
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
BOS
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
CWS
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
CLE
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
NYM
7:10pm Tonight
HOU
SEA
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
7:15pm Tonight
STL
CIN
8:40pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
9:05pm Tonight
ANA
TEX
Final
WISC 68
BGU 17
Final
MSU 73
EMICH 14
Final
VT 24
GT 27
Final
PITT 20
IOWA 24
Final
RICE 42
ODU 45
Final
UGA 66
TROY 0
Final
SYR 20
MD 34
 
Final
DUKE 47
TULA 13
Final
COL 21
HAW 12
 
Final
AKR 17
MARS 48
 
4th
WAKE 17
ARMY 21
 
3rd
KU 10
CMICH 3
 
3rd
ALA 21
UF 21
 
2nd
FIU 0
LOU 14
 
3rd
ECU 41
UNC 20
 
3rd
NAVY 17
RUTG 31
 
3rd
SMU 3
TEXAM 48
 
4th
MICH 10
UTAH 20
 
3rd
BYU 20
UVA 16
 
3rd
WYO 10
FATL 13
 
3rd
MIZZ 17
IND 17
 
3rd
PSU 34
UMASS 0
 
3rd
MINN 17
SJST 7
 
4:00pm Today
ILL 6
TXST 14
6:00pm Tonight
WASH
GASTATE
7:00pm Tonight
SMISS
APPST
7:00pm Tonight
TOL
BST
7:00pm Tonight
OHIO
IDAHO
7:00pm Tonight
CIN
UMO
7:00pm Tonight
MEM
MTST
7:00pm Tonight
LSU
MSST
7:00pm Tonight
ARK
NILL
7:00pm Tonight
ARKST
UTST
7:30pm Tonight
SALABAMA
GASO
7:30pm Tonight
WVU
OKLA
7:30pm Tonight
VANDY
SCAR
8:00pm Tonight
FSU
CLEM
8:00pm Tonight
NEB
MIAMI
8:00pm Tonight
NMST
NMU
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
UNLV
10:00pm Tonight
ARZ
CAL
10:30pm Tonight
BSU
LALAF
10:30pm Tonight
WASU
OREG
10:30pm Tonight
ORST
SDST
6:00pm Tonight
TOWSN
NCCU
 
1st
NCSU 0
PRES 0