The weather was warm in Kissimmee, FL but the Tigers cold shooting cost them an opportunity to gain some momentum in the second half of the season. Nick Mascorro’s 19 points and Greg Salmon’s 10 points were not enough to lead the Tigers to a second straight win in the Florida Christian College Tournament. The Tigers connected on only 1 for 18 shots from behind the arc and 35% from the floor while FCC hit 46% of their shots from both sides of the arc.
“I don’t think I have seen a team in my eight years here shoot so poorly,” said Gary Bailey. “Not only were we missing the rim on our three’s but we must have missed a dozen shots from six feet and in. We held a very good offensive team to 71 points on their home floor tonight.” The Suns jumped out early but the Tigers battled back from a 14 point deficit to get it to two points only to see FCC extend the lead to six at the half. The Tigers and Suns would keep it close throughout the second half but poor free throw shooting by the Tigers and having to run a hurry up offense that was unproductive allowed the Suns to extend the lead to as many as 15.
The Tigers held the advantage in rebounds 42-40 and had 14 offensive rebounds but had a season low of only 6 assists for the game.
The Tigers will take on Multnomah University at 9:30 am on Saturday morning. Multnomah defeated Trinity College earlier in the night where they shot 84 three pointers in the game.