News - Men's basketball reverses fate in 130-116 win at Blackburn

Men's basketball reverses fate in 130-116 win at Blackburn

Men's basketball reverses fate in 130-116 win at Blackburn

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CARLINVILLE, Ill. -- Seeing an 18 point deficit at the end of the first half is enough to make any team cringe, but the men's basketball team used it as inspiration as they outscored Blackburn 73-47 in the second half in recording a 130-116 win.

Michael Hohm continued his recent stellar play with a 29 point outing to lead the Panther unit.  DeAndre Brown posted 21 points, and Tim Daniel tallied 15 points in the win.

The Panthers forced Blackburn into 27 turnovers while only committing 11 of its own and racking up 15 steals during the afternoon.  Three Panthers had three steals -- Hohm, Johari Dix, and Shane Smith.

Greenville shot 54.7 percent from the field as they made 47-of-86 shots, including 11-of-33 three pointers, and converted 25-of-32 free throws.

The Panthers trailed by 18 with 1:31 to play in the first half and held a 17 point advantage of their own nearly 20 minutes later.

The 130 point output was their second-highest of the year, bettered only by its program record 138 point obtained at Lincoln Christian in November.

With six games to play, Greenville (8-11) has pulled into a tie for third place in the SLIAC standings with a record of 7-5.  They can help distance themselves from the field with wins when Spalding visits Greenville on Wednesday at 8 p.m. and MacMurray comes here on Saturday.

This story was published on January 30, 2016

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