Patriots Men’s Basketball Drop First Road Test of the Year at Cameron, 76-70

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DBU Men’s Basketball team fell to Cameron University, 76-70, at Aggie Gym in Lawton, Oklahoma, on Saturday.  Playing on the road for the first time this season, DBU (2-3) trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half before taking their only lead of the game, 38-37, with 15:08 to play in the game.   Despite a three-pointer by Carter Brown that tied the game at 70 apiece with 0:44 seconds left to play, the Aggies (6-1) outscored DBU 6-0 down the stretch to close out the Patriots.

Boy Van Vliet (02) - photo from dbupatriots.com

Boy Van Vliet (02) – photo from dbupatriots.com

DBU was led by a 20-point performance from junior Boy Van Vliet, who led all scorers.  Myles Johnson also finished in double-digits with 16 points, as did Amari Bryant with 12.  Van Vliet also finished just two rebounds shy of a double-double, as he led the Patriots in rebounding with eight boards.

JV Long paced the Aggies with 16 points, hitting on 4-of-5 shots from the field and going a perfect 6-for-6 from the free-throw line.  Tyus Momoh also played a key role in Cameron’s win, scoring 12 of his 15 points in the second half.

THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
– The three teams DBU has lost to this year, Cameron, Central Oklahoma, and Colorado Christian are a combined 12-4 on the season.
– DBU now trails the all-time series to Cameron, 4-3.
– The Patriots outscored Cameron 45-44 in the second half.

DBU HEAD COACH BLAKE FLICKNER ON THE LOSS TO CAMERON
“Cameron is an outstanding team that really defends well and puts a lot of pressure on you in transition.  They deserve a lot of credit.  I would still like to see us learn how to finish out possessions better as we continue to grind against good teams like this.  There were some bright spots today, but the bottom line is we need to continue to play better.  We just have to keep improving and trusting the process.”

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
25 – DBU shot just 25 percent from three-point range, connecting on 7-of-28 shots from downtown.
42 – Cameron connected on 8-of-19 shots from three-point land to shoot 42 percent from beyond the arc.
15 – The Aggies outscored the Patriots’ bench by 15 points, 25-10.

UP NEXT
DBU returns home on Friday to face Baptist Bible at the Burg Center.  Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.