Union Men’s Basketball: Sweet 16; No. 18 Bulldogs Control Bryan, 91-63, In AAC Tilt

February 27, 2015

By John Gatto


For the Mountain Advocate

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Forward Deante Johnson (SR/Cincinnati, Ohio) and guard JD Tucker (JR/Charleston, S.C.) scored 15 points, apiece, pacing the Union College men’s basketball team to a convincing 91-63 victory at Bryan (Tenn.) on Thursday evening in Appalachian Athletic Conference play.

With the victory, the Bulldogs extended their NAIA Division II longest winning streak to 16 games, improving to 25-4 overall, 16-1 in the AAC. Bryan fell to 14-12, 8-9 in the AAC with the loss.

In the win, things remained tight between the Bulldogs and Lions throughout the first half, but Union ended the period on a flurry, and rolled into the locker room with a double-digit lead at 45-29. The Bulldogs shot 62.5 percent in the first half to take the large lead, while Bryan could not keep up after a hot shooting start, only shooting 41.4 percent.

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