2017-18 Men's Basketball
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 AAC: 0-0
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Left to Right -- Guard Chris Tyler, guard Joshua Tolbert, and guard CJ Wilcox
Tennessee Wesleyan
Men's Basketball - Thu, Feb. 2, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Point University (2-22; 1-14 AAC) lost a 111-79 decision to Tennessee Wesleyan University (15-8; 10-6 AAC) in Wednesday, Feb. 1 Appalachian Athletics Conference men's basketball action in West Point Park Gymnasium.  Point previously defeated the Bulldogs, 89-87, in Athens, Tenn., Dec. 7.


The Skyhawks and Bulldogs were tied in the first half with 6:03 remaining in the half, but the Bulldogs closed the half on a 17-2 run and led by 13 points at halftime, 51-38.  TWU led by double-digits the entire second half, outscored the Skyhawks 60-41 in the half, and went home with the victory, 111-79.


Four Skyhawks finished the game in double-digit points, led by guard Joshua Tolbert (SR/Mobile, AL) who finished the night with a game-high 19 points and also helped with two rebounds, one assist, and one steal.  Guard C.J. Wilcox (SR/Mobile, AL) dropped 14 points while shooting 4-of-5 from three-point range, grabbed two rebounds, assisted his teammates twice, and stole the ball one time.  Guard Chris Tyler (JR/Bowral Australia) contributed 12 points, made three shots from beyond the three-point line, had two assists, pulled down one rebound, and stole the ball once.  Guard/forward Jay Shorts, Jr. (JR/Union Grove, GA) added 11 points, three rebounds and two assists.  


TWU had six players finish with double-digit points, led by forward Decembre Johnson who finished with 17 points.  Guard Tre Tiller scored 16 points, guard Lenny Pradia added 15, guard Aundre Reid contributed 14, forward/center Todd Lansden chipped in with 12, and center Will Gardner added 10.  


Point made 27-of-66 field goals in the game (.409), 12-of-34 three-pointers (.353) and 13-of-21 free throws (.619) and committed 10 turnovers and stole the ball from the Bulldogs four times.  Tennessee Wesleyan  made 43-of-72 shots (.597), 14-of-27 three-pointers (.519), 11-of-13 free throws (.846), out-rebounded the Skyhawks, 43-29, committed nine turnovers and stole the ball four times.


NEXT GAME:  Coached by Darryl Slack, Point continues its Appalachian Athletics Conference schedule with a Saturday, Feb. 4 game at ninth-place Allen University (9-13; 6-9 AAC) in Hodges, S.C., at 4 p.m.