Motlow Men’s Basketball open conference play at home this weekend

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Motlow State’s basketball teams open TCCAA conference play this Saturday, Nov. 12, with Volunteer State visiting Copperweld Arena for a 2 p.m. tipoff. The men play at 4 p.m. and admission is free.

The Bucks (2-3) men got 29 points from Mi’Quan Tucker, including eight 3-pointers, and beat Caldwell Technical College 92-91 in overtime Friday, Nov. 4, in Morristown.

The Bucks followed that up with a 76-64 loss to Gaston College on Saturday. The two games were part of the Walters State Classic. Motlow dropped a 75-67 decision to the Cumberland University JV on Monday and fell 80-78 to Roane State on Wednesday in their TCCAA conference opener.

Motlow and Caldwell played to an 80-80 tie in regulation, with the Bucks outscoring Caldwell 12-11 in overtime.

Motlow was led in scoring by Tucker, one of five players scoring in double digits. Tucker also hauled in seven rebounds and had two steals.

Dylan Wade scored 16 points with seven rebounds and two assists. Raymon Adams had 12 points with six rebounds and two assists, Kolbe Gray scored 11 with seven rebounds and a team-high six assists. Matthew Jones also added 11 points with five rebounds.

The Bucks shot 40.7 percent from behind the three-point line, connecting on 11-27 attempts. The eight three-pointers in a game ties Tucker for fourth in Motlow’s school record book, matching former stars Darius Harding, Freddie Goldstein, and Tyree Evans.

Matthew Jones came off the bench to lead the Bucks against Gaston College, scoring 20 points and pulling down six rebounds with three assists and two steals. Adams added 11 points and 10 rebounds with three assists and two steals, while Tucker scored 11.

The Cumberland JV came into Copperweld Arena and spoiled Motlow’s home opener. The Bucks led by one at the half, but the visitors outscored the Bucks 40-31 in the second half to steal the win.

Dylan Wade led the Bucks in scoring with 19 points, while pulling down seven rebounds with two assists. LaVonte Harris scored 11 and led the team with eight rebounds.

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