JACKSON, Tenn. - 11/27/2010 - The No. 10 Union (Tenn.) University men’s basketball team posted an 84-65 win over Tougaloo (Miss.) College. The second straight win for Union improved their record to 5-3 on the season. Tougaloo, who is receiving votes in the NAIA preseason poll, dropped to 7-2 overall.
Tougaloo opened the game with a basket from James Carter, but that lead was short-lived. Stan McNeil drained one of his three 3-pointers to put Union on top for good. Union jumped out to a 13-4 lead and led by as many as 17 points (33-16) with 5:56 left to in the half. Tougaloo cut the deficit down to nine points, before Union stretched their cushion back to 12 points at the half, 41-29.
Union maintained the double digit lead for the entire second half, going up by as many as 29 points, 80-51 at the 2:31 mark.
Tougaloo converted 20 Union turnovers into 25 points, but still could not keep in range of Union. The Bulldogs of Union out-rebounded Tougaloo 58-41 in the game and held Tougaloo to just 26 percent shooting from the field.
Union was led by CJ Davis with 19 points, including 3-of-7 from behind the arc. Shane Burrell posted his second straight double-double with 13 points and season high 17 rebounds. Samuel Danache scored 13 points, McNeil added 11 points, while Antoine Hall scored 10 points. Roland Banhoro grabbed 10 rebounds. Union shot 40 percent from the field, 44 percent (10-23) from three-point range and 78 percent (32-41) from the free throw line.
Tougaloo was led by Marquise Mems with 24 points, while Carter added 14 points. Tougaloo shot 26 percent from the field, 22 percent (8-36) and 68 percent (15-22) from the free throw line.
Up next for Union will be an opportunity for Union to avenge an earlier loss when the Bulldogs host William Carey (Miss.) on Monday at 7:00 p.m.
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