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Basketball: LWC Men take on Rio Grande

By Christopher Webster

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team plays its third consecutive road contest as it battles Rio Grande (OH). Tipoff is scheduled for 6pmCT at the Newt Oliver Arena.

The Blue Raiders (1-1, 0-0 MSC) enter the game after picking up their first win of the season, beating Southeastern Baptist (MS) 82-71. Elijah Jordan led the way for Lindsey Wilson, recording his first double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Jordan also led the team in assists with five.

Connor Robinson provided a spark off the bench for the Blue Raiders as he shot 60 percent from the three-point line to record a game-high 18 points, along with four rebounds.

Jordan is the leading scorer for the Blue Raiders this season with 13 points per game while averaging 55.6 percent shooting overall. In addition, Jordan also leads the team in rebounds with 8.5 per game and assists with 3.5 per game.

As for Rio Grande, this match will be their season opener. The RedStorm finished last season with a 16-10 overall record while being 11-1 at home. Rio Grande made an NAIA National Tournament Opening Round appearance, where they fell to Indiana South Bend 82-71.

The RedStorm return five players from last year's squad, three of which were the top three scorers. Miki Tadic, Shiloah Blevins, and Andrew Shull led the RedStorm with 17.4, 17.3, and 15.2 points per game, respectively. As a team, Rio Grande ranked eighth in the NAIA in free throw percentage last season, making 78 percent.

This will be the 15th meeting all-time between these two programs, with Lindsey Wilson leading the series 13-1. The Blue Raiders are 5-1 playing in Rio Grande, OH. The last time these two faced was on Feb. 27, 2014, where the Blue Raiders won 91-75.

Live video and stats will be available for the game.

This story was posted on 2021-11-01 14:28:29
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