Lincoln snaps conference winless streak with victory over Truman
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Lincoln men’s basketball team captured its first conference win of the season Wednesday night, beating the Truman State Bulldogs 77-63 at Jason Gym.
With the win, the Blue Tigers improved to 3-22 overall and 1-20 in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. Truman dropped to 7-18 overall and 5-16 in the league.
The Blue Tigers fell behind 3-0 to start the game, but came roaring back with a 20-3 run keyed by eight points from Cedric Ridle Jr.
Lincoln took its biggest lead of the half when Terrell Williams drilled a 3-pointer off an assist from Pierre DeClue that made it 33-13 with 7:57 left before halftime.
The Blue Tigers eventually took a 43-27 lead into intermission.