BUENA VISTA, Va. — Spurred on by a career performance from junior Kellen Winslow, the Southern Virginia University men's basketball team picked up a 69-54 non-conference win over McDaniel College.
Neither team led by more than four points until the Knights (6-5) went on an 11-0 run to end the half with a 13-point lead. The run continued in the second half as Southern Virginia outscored McDaniel (2-8) 18-4 to take its largest lead of the game (27).
The Green Terror cut the Knights' lead to seven with just under five minutes left, but Southern Virginia only allowed five more points in the final five minutes.
"We played well today and accomplished what we wanted to," commented head coach Tony Caputo. "We worked on keeping McDaniel off of the offensive glass and taking care of the ball, and I'm proud of how we accomplished these goals."
The Knights recorded a program-low four turnovers in the contest, and only allowed three offensive rebounds by the Green Terror.
Behind Winslow, who scored 17 points and sunk five treys, Aarun Rumbaugh scored 14 points and pulled down a team-high seven boards. Starters Justin Prisbrey and Alec Johnson recorded 12 and 10 points, respectively. Johnson tied his career high with eight assists.
The Knights return to Capital Athletic Conference play on Wednesday at St. Mary's College of Maryland.