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Basketball: LWC Men to host Freed-Hardeman on Thursday

By Kyle Jackson

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team returns to town Thursday evening when they welcome Freed-Hardeman (TN). Tipoff is scheduled for 6pmCT at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

Due to the ongoing challenges with COVID-19, Lindsey Wilson College has adjusted the attendance policy for games played at Biggers Sports Center. Only individuals on the pass list will be allowed to attend games. Each member of the team and coaching staff will be allowed up to four guests per contest. Faculty, staff, family, and students may be included on the pass list if invited by a student-athlete or coach. Face masks are required to be worn correctly during all times while inside the facility. Violators of the face mask policy may be asked to leave the building.

The Blue Raiders (8-11, 1-10 MSC) enter the match after dropping a fifth-straight game against (RV) Pikeville (Ky.), 54-66 Monday afternoon. Junior guard Elijah Jordan and Jamyus Jones each had 16 points in the loss.

Jordan continues to lead the team in points per game averaging 15.0, the eighth-best in the conference while also shooting 58.0 percent from beyond the arc, the highest percentage from the three-point line in the conference and third-best in the NAIA.

Sophomore guard Mark Edmond continues to lead the team in rebounds per game averaging 7.6 so far this season ranking fourth in the conference. As a team, the Blue Raiders are averaging 74.8 points per game and are shooting 45.4 percent from the floor and 37.9 from the three-point line, the best in the conference.

As for the Lions (11-8, 6-6 MSC), they enter the match after defeating Campbellsville (Ky.) at home, 80-67. Senior guard Kortland Martin had a big game for the hosts as he led his side with 32 points and six rebounds in the victory.

The Lions are led by Martin this season as he is averaging 21.8 points per game, the second-most in the conference while freshman guard Geraldo Lane leads the team in rebounds per game with 5.5.

As a team, the Lions are averaging 79.4 points per game, the fourth-highest in the conference, and are shooting 47.6 percent from the floor, the fifth-best in the MSC.

Tomorrow's meeting will be the second time these two programs have met this season. The Blue Raiders lost the previous meeting on November 20, 2021, 79-84, and have won the last four meetings at home against the Lions.

Live video and live stats will be available for the match.

This story was posted on 2022-01-26 14:37:34
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