ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Missouri Western Men’s Basketball (11-13, 5-8 MIAA) had one of its best offensive performances of the season on Saturday, resulting in an 88-81 win over Lindenwood (11-14, 4-9 MIAA) on the road.
- The Griffon offense struggled in the opening minutes, scoring just 14 points and 33 percent shooting in the first 10 minutes.
- After Lindenwood gained its largest lead of the game at 22-19 with under nine minutes to play in the first half, the Griffons used a 19-9 run to take a 38-29 lead into the halftime break.
- Lavon Hightower led all scorers at the half with 11 points, while Tyrell Carroll scored nine.
- Bryan Hudson stretched the Missouri Western lead to 13 points with five minutes remaining in the game.
- The Lions would not go away, going on a 10-0 run to pull within reach at 71-68 with 2:47 to play.
- The Griffons turned to Tyus Millhollin’s clutch shooting late in the fourth. Millhollin went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line in the final two minutes to seal the win.
- The Missouri Western offense was firing on all cylinders in the second half. The Griffons shot 58 percent in the half, going 5-7 from three and making all 17 free-throw attempts.
- The Griffons set season-highs in field goal percentage (54), three point percentage (50), and free throw percentage (86) in the win.
- Saturday’s 88-point performance comes just two days after their season-low 52 points at Lincoln in their last game.
- The Griffons scored 52 points in the second half alone against Lindenwood, which is as much as they scored the entire game in Thursday’s loss to Lincoln.
- Millhollin led the team with 22 points with four made three’s.
- Hightower finished with 21 points, five assists, and five rebounds.
- Carroll added 18 points and four assists.
- Hudson scored an efficient 16 points on just nine shot attempts.
- Missouri Western will return to the MWSU Fieldhouse for a matchup with Southwest Baptist (11-11, 5-8 MIAA)
- The Bearcats fell 74-65 to Washburn in their game on Saturday.
— MWSU Athletics —