February 25, 2012

Knights End Regular Season with Loss at Berkeley

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The Southern Virginia University men's basketball team closed out its regular season-schedule with an 88-97 loss at Berkeley College-New York on Saturday afternoon finishing at 15-10 heading into postseason play. 

Southern Virginia (15-10) played well offensively shooting 45.5 percent from the floor while five different Knights—Anders Jacobson, Isaac Jacobson, Jonathan Jacobson, Casey Nye and Travis Van Noy—scored in double figures.

Despite a solid offensive performance, however, Southern Virginia struggled to slow a Berkeley squad that collected its third consecutive win while shooting a 54.4 percent from the field, including 55.6 percent from behind the arc.

Berkeley also outrebound Southern Virginia 42-32 for the game. 

Nye (Kaysville, Utah) led the way for Southern Virginia with 24 points while J. Jacobson (Kitty Hawk, N.C.) finished with 17 points and a team-high eight rebounds.

Briggs (Goldsboro, N.C.) added 13 off the bench in his third game back after sitting out 15 games with a lower leg injury sustained on Nov. 23, 2011 against Southern Utah University.

I. Jacobson (Kitty Hawk, N.C.) and Van Noy (Reno, Nev.) chipped in 12 and 10 respectively to round out the double-digit scorers for the Knights.

Southern Virginia has ten days off before traveling to Uniontown, Pa., on Mar. 6 for the 2012 USCAA National Tournament.

Coming off the program's first national championship a season ago, men's basketball seems to be peaking at the right time having won six of its last seven games entering this year's tournament.