Demetric Austin attempts to dunk on Dezmond Biggurs of Texas College.
Demetric Austin attempts to dunk on Dezmond Biggurs of Texas College.
Men's Basketball - Wed, Jan. 13, 2016
77
VS
75
Texas College
Dillard
Final12F
Texas College463177
Dillard University344175
Jan. 13, 2016
NOLA, LA
Texas CollegeIndv. LeadersDillard University
#32 Sebastian Opon - 18Points 2 Players (#11,#23) - 12
#33 Ryan Stewart - 7Rebounds #23 Demetric Austin - 7
#0 Roy Shelton - 11Assists #10 Kristian Clark - 5
Texas CollegeTeam StatisticsDillard University
45% (27 - 60) Field Goals % 45.8% (27 - 59)
50% (11 - 22) 3 Point Field Goals % 21.1% (4 - 19)
63.2% (12 - 19) Free Throws 58.6% (17 - 29)
37Rebounds 34
18Assists 16
17Turnovers 14
122nd Chance Pts 11

(New Orleans) With the score tied 70 to 70, Texas College's Sebastian Opon scored the next six points for his team including a 3-pointer with 32 seconds left to lift the Steers over the Bleu Devils by the score of 77-75 at the Battlefield in Dent Hall. Opon finished with a game-high 18 points in the victory.

With the defeat, Dillard (9-6, 1-1 GCAC) suffered its third heartbreaking two-point loss at home this season. Demetric Austin (JR/Washington, D.C.) and Montrey Thomas (FR/Shreveport, La.) both had a team-high 12 points as they were the only two Dillard players in double-figures.

As a team the Bleu Devils grabbed 34 rebounds while its opponents pulled down 37 boards. Dillard shot a dismal 21 percent (4-for-19) from behind the arc while the Steers nailed half (11-of-22) of their three-point attempts. 

Dillard returns to Gulf Coast Athletic Conference action on Saturday, January 13 as they host Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO). Tip-off is set for 5:00 p.m. Last season, Dillard split the season series against the SUNO Knights as they won by five points at home at the Battlefield but suffered a 30-point shellacking on the road at the Castle.

  

*Photos provided by J. Williams

 
MEN'S BASKETBALL
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 GCAC: 0-0