By Tyler D. Whetstone
The Trojans (9-10, 3-4) battled back from a 21 point second half deficit against No. 17 Union University (18-4, 7-1) just to fall three points short, 68-65.
Michael France had 11 of his game high 18 points in the final 5:45, and Jeremy Dixon added two threes down the stretch to get the Trojans within two points of catching up with the bulldogs.
The Trojans scored just 17 points in the first half shooting just 7/22 for 32% from the floor, and were down 34-17 at the break. The Trojans would more than triple their first half point total by shooting 17/29 for 59% in the second half.
Union’s Stan McNeil traveled with the ball with a three point lead and 17.8 seconds remaining giving the Trojans one last shot at tying the game. After a tipped pass, the Trojans threw the ball in with 6.1 seconds remaining and France’s last second three point attempt fell short.
Both the men and women will travel to Pulaski this Saturday to face in-conference rival Martin Methodist University.