Three Point Shooting Lifts Knights Over Tennessee Wesleyan

ATHENS, Tenn. – The Southern Virginia University men's basketball team made 14 of its 27 three-point attempts Saturday on route to defeating Tennessee Wesleyan College 71-68 and earning a split at the Dwain Farmer Round Ball Classic.

Southern Virginia (4-6) led by four at the break after a back and forth half with Tennessee Wesleyan (4-5) who was picked in a preseason poll to place second in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.  Both teams had played the previous day in the Dwain Farmer Round Ball Classic, Southern Virginia losing to Bryan College in overtime and Tennessee Wesleyan defeating Warren Wilson College by a 44 point margin.

 The Knights opened the second half hot from outside, hitting eight threes in the first 10 minutes of the half to extend their lead to 17. Tennessee Wesleyan fought back, eventually chipping Southern Virginia's lead down to one with 13 seconds remaining in the game until a pair of clutch free throws from point guard Isaac Jacobson pushed the lead back to three and sealed the victory for the Knights.

Freshman Anders Jacobson scored 18 points against Tennessee Wesleyan on 4-of-8 shooting from long range. Derek Cutler had another strong outing with 14 points and Ky Raymond recorded his third double-double of the season, scoring 10 points and pulling in 11 rebounds.

Men's basketball has three days off before hosting Shenandoah University in its home opener on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m.