Trojans Open With Victory Over Tusculum

ANDERSON, S.C. -- Stephen Cobb scored 20 points and Brandon Young added 18 points to lead Anderson University to a 71-57 victory over Tusculum in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon at the Abney Center. Anderson, 1-0 overall, outscored Tusculum 20-9 in the first 10 minutes of the second half to take control of the game. Anderson's lead never dropped below double digits in the final 10 minutes. Anderson's largest lead was 17 points -- 60-43 -- with 5:35 remaining. Anderson shot 50 percent from the field in the second half while limiting Tusculum to 32 percent from the field. Cobb, a sophomore from Raleigh, N.C., was 7-for-10 from the field and 4-for-5 from behind the arc. Young, a sophomore from Belmont, N.C., had five of Anderson's eight assists. The Trojans scored 17 points off 17 Pioneer turnovers and limited Tusculum to 38 percent from field for the game. Kevis Cornwell added 11 points and Jarret Johnson chipped in 10 for Anderson. Tusculum, 0-1, was led by Kyle Moore, who had a game-high 21 points. Moore was 14-for-15 from the line. He was followed by Ryan Troutman with 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, all off the defensive board, and Robert Troutman with 10 points. Anderson put together a team effort to win the boards, 35-33. Four Anderson players had five or more rebounds. There were nine lead changes and four ties in the first half. The largest lead for either team in the first half was five points by Anderson -- 29-24 -- 3:19 remaining. The Pioneers scored three straight baskets to take their final lead of the game -- 30-29 -- with 1:38 left. After a tie at 34 early in the second half, Jarret Johnson scored on a putback and Young tallied five straight points to give Anderson a 41-34 lead with 14:18 to play. After trailing by 17, the Pioneers got within 10 points three times down the stretch, but they never managed to cut Anderson's lead to single digits. Anderson committed just 12 turnovers and no AU player committed more than two turnovers. Box: Anderson 71, Tusculum 57

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