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Men's Basketball Runs Win Streak to Three in Wire-to-Wire Win a

302sports 53 Feb 10

             (Money, Arcadia)

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -
The Arcadia University men's basketball team continued its push towards the MAC Commonwealth Tournament Saturday afternoon, taking down Lycoming on the road for its third-straight victory, 72-67. Da'Kquan Davis tied for the game-high with 23 points while Steve Pendleton posted his second-consecutive 20-point game with 21 paired with a couple of steals.

Justin Money (St Elizabeths) also finished the afternoon in double-figure scoring, posting 15 points, five rebounds and four assists.

HOW IT HAPPENED
-Following a 9-9 tie at the 15:41 mark of the first half, Lycoming went on a 14-3 run to stake itself to a double-digit lead before hitting the halfway point of the opening half. The Knights didn't let the game get away early, however, as a 14-5 run over the final five minutes of the half capped off by a Kishan Patel three in the final seconds lifted Arcadia to a one-point lead at the break.

-The two sides struggled to create any separation in the early stages of the second half and traded the lead a few times before the Warriors found themselves up six with just over six minutes left in regulation. The Knights responded quickly on the strength of jumpers from Money and Davis on consecutive possessions before Pendleton buried a go-ahead three at the five-minute mark to lift Arcadia to a 64-63 lead.

-Lycoming remained down a point at the two-minute mark, but Arcadia held the hosts without a field goal for the rest of the game as a Patel jumper and a pair of Pendleton free throws at the line in the final minute sealed the five-point victory for the Knights.

KNIGHT LEADERS
-Points: Davis 23, Pendleton 21, Money 13
-Assists: Davis/Money 4
-Rebounds: Davis/Money 5
-Blocks: Davis/Patel/Walsh
-Steals: Davis/Pendleton 2

TEAM COMPARISON
-The Knights shot 41.5 percent (22-53) from the field, opposite Lycoming's mark of 48.1 percent (26-54).
-Arcadia held Lycoming to just 35.7 percent (10-28) from beyond the arc, while the Knights shot nearly 50 percent (12-25).
-The Knights forced 20 Lycoming turnovers and turned those opportunities into 23 points.
-The Warrios held a slight advantage in rebounds, 30-28.

UP NEXT
Arcadia (13-9, 8-5 MAC Commonwealth) returns home to Alumni Gymnasium Saturday to host Hood at 3 p.m.