LEBANON, Tenn. - 2/12/2009 - The No. 5 ranked Union University Bulldogs posted an important road win at No. 15 Cumberland (Tenn.) University. Union (20-4) moves into sole possession of first place in the TranSouth Conference with a 10-1 league record. Cumberland dropped to 20-4 overall and 10-3 in the TranSouth.
Union scored first in the game and held the lead for all 40 minutes. Union jumped out to a 41-34 halftime lead despite being out-shot by Cumberland in the first half. Cumberland posted 55-percent shooting from the field in the first 20 minutes, including 50-percent (3-6) from behind the arc. Union managed just 47-percent shooting, and just 13-percent (1-8) from three point range.
In the second half, Union's field goal percentage heated up to 54-percent for the second half. However, Union still struggled from behind the arc, making on 3-19 (16%) three pointers for the game. Cumberland dropped to 39-percent shooting from the field, and was 0-of-2 from three point range in the second half.
Union outscored Cumberland 51-33 in the final 20 minutes, while posting their biggest lead of the game at 29 points with 9:29 left to play.
Union was led by the TranSouth Player of the Week, Greg Truvillion, with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Matt Neaville added 17 points, while Keith Tolliver had 13 points. Union out-rebounded Cumberland 44-27 in the contest.
Cumberland was led Rontreal Braxton with 15 points, Kenneth Simms with 14 points, and Brandon Powell with 13 points.
Up next for Union will be a home game with Lambuth (Tenn.) University on Saturday, February 14 at 4:00 pm.
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