By Andrew Preston
Trevecca senior, Jacob Williams didn’t quite know how close he was to making history entering Saturday’s home against Cedarville.
“I knew I was under 30 (points), but I didn’t know exactly how many I needed,” Williams said after the game.
In fact, Williams learned of his accomplishment when the public address announcer told the crowd of over 800 in Trojan Fieldhouse.
“When the guy announced it is when I found out,” Williams said. “It was still a close game at that point and so I was just focused on the game and executing.”
Although the Trojans lost 85-82 in overtime, the 6-foot-3 guard says he was still fortunate to enter the record books at home.
“I’m super happy to get (1,000 points) at home,” Williams said. “I thought it was going to be an away game when I got it.”
Williams finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds becoming just the 41st Trojan ever to score 1,000 points in a career at Trevecca.
“It’s a really big accomplishment,” Williams said with a smile. “It wasn’t necessarily a goal of mine, but it means I’ve had a pretty decent career then.”
As a Trojan, Williams is known for his sharp 3-point shooting, but the senior scored his 1,000 point with a jump-shot inside the arc with under five minutes to play.
“I mean yeah, I guess it’s what I’m known for, but I guess I’ll take it any way I can get it,” Williams said of his 1,000 point.
The loss was the Trojans second consecutive loss in overtime, but Williams says there is still hope for this season.
“You hit a spot where you can either quit or keep going,” Williams explained. “We just gotta keep our head down and keep pushing through.”
Though the Trojans (4-19, 3-12 G-MAC) have struggled in his senior season, Williams is still motivated to perform at the highest level.
With five regular season games remaining and Williams now with 1,004 points, the senior could potentially surpass Jeremy Austin for 37th on the all-time scoring list.
For now, however, Williams is content with the record he broke and moving forward with his team.
“At this point in the season we’re just trying to finish strong and wish for the best,” Williams said. “The team is young and next year they have a bright future.”