|Langston (Okla.) 15-8/8-6||45||51||96|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex 14-7/9-5||30||43||73|
|Feb. 9, 2017|
|San Antonio, TX|
|Langston (Okla.)||Indv. Leaders||Our Lady of the Lake (Tex|
|#2 Curtis Jones - 19||Points||#3 Joe Jackson - 20|
|2 Players (#22,#25) - 6||Rebounds||2 Players (#22,#24) - 7|
|#25 Jamal McDowell - 6||Assists||2 Players (#1,#22) - 2|
|Langston (Okla.)||Team Statistics||Our Lady of the Lake (Tex|
|51.9% (28 - 54)||Field Goals %||37.9% (25 - 66)|
|43.8% (14 - 32)||3 Point Field Goals %||22.2% (6 - 27)|
|83.9% (26 - 31)||Free Throws||70.8% (17 - 24)|
|12||2nd Chance Pts||20|
SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 9, 2017) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) Saints men's basketball team dropped a Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) game to the Langston University (LU) Lions, losing 73-96.
With the loss, the No. 25-ranked Saints fall to 14-7 on the season and 9-5 in conference play. The Lions improve to 15-8 overall and 9-5 in conference.
Joe Jackson (SR/San Antonio, Texas) was one of four OLLU players in double figures, leading the team with 20 points on 7-for-16 shooting, grabbing six rebounds and blocking two shots. Six of Langston's eight players finished in double figures, led by Curtis Jones' 19 points, five rebounds and five assists.
|Head Coach Ryan Wall discusses the game.|
The Lions bombarded the Saints' defense with 3-pointers, hitting 14-for-32 (43.8 percent) from deep. Renard Green hit four of his first five shots, all from behind the 3-point line, to finish with 18 points on 6-for-12 shooting on 3-pointers. Langston University assisted on 15 of its 28 made field goals, puncturing the Saints' defense off the dribble and dumping the ball off for layups or kicking it out for open jumpers.
OLLU struggled from deep, hitting just 6-for-27 (22.2 percent) from behind the 3-point line. The Saints also lost the turnover battle 14-15, getting outscored 15-7 in points off turnovers. For the game, they shot just 37.9 percent from the field, struggling to find open driving or passing lanes against the Lions' athleticism.
In addition to Jackson's 20 points, Allen Wilcher (SR/Gary, Ind.) scored 13 points on eight shots and grabbed seven rebounds. Moe Jackson (JR/Belvidere, Ill.) and Michael Hagan-Daniel (SR/Boulder, Colo.) each scored 10 points off the bench, with Hagan-Daniel also contributing six rebounds. Joshua Santos (JR/London, England) had seven points and seven rebounds.
Daryle Morgan Jr. scored 11 points on 5-for-6 shooting and blocked two shots for the Lions. Jamal McDowell had 10 points, six rebounds and six assists. The Lions' bench outscored the Saints' reserves 35-27, getting 18 points and six rebounds from Myles Eglin and 17 points on 4-for-6 shooting from Mike Harris.
On Saturday, the Saints will host the University of the Southwest (9-14, 4-10) at home at 7:30 p.m. The Saints lead the all-time series 13-3.
Our Lady of the Lake University is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016-2017 as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The University began competing in the NAIA in men's soccer and volleyball in 2007. A year later, they added women's soccer, golf and tennis. In 2009, the Saints began competing in cross-country, softball and basketball. In 2014, OLLU added two more sports — baseball and track and field. There are now 13 intercollegiate athletic teams at OLLU. All athletic alumni and up to two family members will receive free admission to basketball and volleyball games throughout the season. Baseball is not included in this special offer. All other home games are free and open to the public.