Knights Complete Season Sweep of Crusaders for Fourth Consecutive Victory

Photo by Justo Photography
Photo by Justo Photography

Written by Nick Porter

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—Five different Knights reached double figures as the Southern Virginia University men's basketball team completed its season sweep of Tennessee Temple University on Saturday with an 80-71 win over the Crusaders.

Junior Casey Nye (Kaysville, Utah) led all scorers with 20 points on 9-for-14 shooting while also handing out four assists during the Knights' fourth consecutive win.

Sophomore Jonathan Jacobson (Kitty Hawk, N.C.) was perfect from the field at Tennessee Temple connecting on all seven of his field goal attempts finishing with 14 points and seven rebounds. J. Jacobson's younger bothers, junior Isaac Jacobson (Kitty Hawk, N.C.) and sophomore Anders Jacobson (Kitty Hawk, N.C.) tallied 13 and 11 points respectively.

Freshman forward Justin Langford (Canby, Ore.) also chipped in ten points in the win.

Southern Virginia shot 62.5% (35-56) from the field in the first half on the way to a 13 point lead (44-31) by intermission.  

The Knights' advantage remained in double digits for the majority of the second half, ballooning to 23 points on an I. Jacobson 3-pointer with 14 minutes left to play.

The Crusaders showed no quit, however, pulling within eight of the Knights with 18 ticks left on the clock, but Tennessee Temple came not closer as Southern Virginia held on for its fourth road win of the season.

Men's basketball has two days of rest before hosting the University of Maine at Fort Kent on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. in The Barn in a key USCAA matchup—Southern Virginia is currently No. 2 in the USCAA Coaches Poll while UMFK is No. 8.

The Knights will honor their three seniors—Spenser Briggs, Patrick Dillon and Travis Van Noy—before going for their program record 20th consecutive home victory.