Men's Basketball Wins Big Over Wesley

Men's Basketball Wins Big Over Wesley

BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University men's basketball team won by its biggest margin in the program's NCAA history on Saturday, topping Capital Athletic Conference opponent Wesley College 93-63. 

The Knights (4-3, 1-2 CAC) shot lights out in the first half, draining 6-12 three-pointers and shooting 61.3% from the field to take a 17-point lead into the intermission. In the second half, Southern Virginia continued to find the hot hand, and splashed four more treys as part of 69.6% shooting, bringing the game average to 64.8%.

Wesley (1-4, 1-2 CAC) shot just 36% from the field and 33% from behind the arc. 

Southern Virginia was led by freshman Jaron Anderson (Cottonwood Heights, Utah) who scored 20 points off of the bench on 7-of-10 shooting including four triples. He was followed by Tyler McCreadie's 19 points along with five rebounds.

Senior Aarun Rumbaugh recorded a double-double with 11 points and 13 boards, while Justin Prisbrey added 12 points and five assists. 

Alec Johnson tied his career-high eight assists and added five points. Kellen Winslow scored nine points from three 3s. 

The Knights recorded 26 assists on 35 field goals.

Southern Virginia is back in action Wednesday night as the Knights host Mary Washington at 8 p.m. in the Knight Sports Arena.