DBU Men’s Basketball Cruises to 30-point Victory Over Arlington Baptist

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Jordan Pratt – photo from dbupatriots.com

The Dallas Baptist University Men’s Basketball team cruised past Arlington Baptist, 89-59, on Tuesday night in the Burg Center. JT Harris led the Patriots with 16 points on 4-of-7 shooting behind the perimeter in 13 minutes of play.

Patrick Burke and Myles Johnson also reached double-digits, while combining for 10-of-17 from the field, 9 rebounds and 2 steals.

Conner Lidiak made his first appearance of the season for DBU and made it count. Lidiak added 13 points as he knocked down three from beyond the arc.

Burke came out strong down low, scoring eight of the Patriots first ten-points in the paint to help gain an early 10-4 lead. DBU sprinted through the remainder of the first half and received an array of contributions. Notably, Johnson and Boy Van Vilet dropped in seven-points apiece, while JT Harris and Lidiak came off the bench to combine for 5 three-pointers. The Patriots ended the first half with a commanding 52-24 lead.

DBU continued what they started in the first-half and scored the first six points to began the second. The Patriots had the unique opportunity of allowing everyone on their roster get into the action while they had complete control of this game. Senior Jordan Pratt came in and tallied 7 points and 6 rebounds. While Point Guards Jay Payton and Julian Miranda came off the bench to contribute a combined 9 points, 7 assists and 4 steals.

THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
– The Patriots bench scored 51 of their 89 points
– This is the first game of the season where every player got to play for DBU
– DBU had a 44-28 rebound advantage and they have won each game where they have recorded more rebounds.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
90 – Myles Johnson surpassed Nick Fox as fourth on the list for most starts for DBU with 90
44 – Rebounds by DBU is their highest amount of the season
51 – The Patriots bench attributed 51 of their total points
4 – This is the second consecutive game where JT Harris has hit 4 three-pointers

COACH FLICKNER ON GETTING EVERYONE INVOLVED
I think it’s huge, it’s the part of the season where we are still evaluating the guys to find roles. It’s great to see that because we haven’t had a lot of opportunity to get to some of that opportunity, so I think it’s really important for us moving forward.”