For the first time, AUTrojans.com is counting down Anderson University athletics’ 25 most memorable games, matches and meets from the 2013-14 academic year. This season’s countdown began on Monday, June 16 and will continue throughout the summer.
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Men’s Basketball Stuns 13th-Ranked Lincoln Memorial With Second-Half Rally
Nov. 27, 2013
HARROGATE, Tenn. – The Trojans rallied from an 18-point second-half deficit to upset 13th-ranked Lincoln Memorial, 84-79, in overtime as AU closed its two-game South Atlantic Conference road swing at Tex Turner Arena.
“I am really proud of the effort tonight,” said Anderson head coach Jason Taylor. “We played with a lot of energy, made some shots and just played possession to possession without looking at the scoreboard.”
Anderson (5-1, 2-1 SAC) handed Lincoln Memorial (4-1, 2-1 SAC) its first loss of the season, and has won six of the last seven versus the Railsplitters. LMU, the preseason favorite to claim the conference title, saw its season-opening win streak halted at four.
Anderson’s Chris Ross dropped in a close basket for the first score of the game less than a minute into the contest, and ultimately the Trojans’ only lead in regulation. But Lincoln Memorial responded with an 8-2 run to claim a four-point edge at the first media timeout.
As the Trojans connected on just two of their first six shots, the LMU advantage grew to seven on guard Lorenza Ross’ 3-pointer at the 14:30 mark before Chris Ross countered with jumper 27 seconds later to pull Anderson within 13-8.
Following a pair of free throws by Railsplitter guard Chance Jones, the Trojans scored six unanswered points, including four straight from senior guard CJ Gleaton, over the next 1:31 to trim the deficit to just 15-14 midway through the first half.
But the one-point deficit was as close as the Trojans would get until the 5:33 mark of the second half, as Lincoln Memorial capitalized on AU’s shooting woes to post an 18-2 run and push out to its largest lead of the half, at 33-16, with 3:41 on the clock.
Anderson senior guard Chandler Hash drained the Trojans’ lone trey of the opening 20 minutes to pull the visitors within 14 at the 11-second mark, but LMU’s Curtis Webb quickly answered with a 3-pointer at the buzzer to set the 40-23 halftime mark.
The Trojans connected on just 7-of-22 (31.8 percent) from the field in the first half, including 1-of-8 (16.7 percent) from beyond the arc in the opening half.
Facing the 17-point deficit at intermission, Anderson guard Myson Jones ignited a furious second-half rally that saw the Trojans defeat Lincoln Memorial for a third straight time at Tex Turner Arena. The 5-foot-9 junior scored 11 of the Trojans’ first 12 points of the second frame, including three consecutive 3-pointers over a three-minute span to fuel a 23-9 run in the opening 10 minutes of the second half.
Gleaton added a traditional three-point play during the outburst, while junior guard DJ McGowan capped the surge with a putback off a miss by center Chris Ross to pull the Trojans within 49-46 with 10:03 on the clock.
A layup by Gleaton knotted the score at 57 apiece with more than five minutes remaining, but the Railsplitters quickly regained the lead on a jumper by junior center Keenan Patterson. With LMU holding a 70-64 advantage with 1:39 remaining, Hash drained a 3-pointer off an assist from Jones and with less than a minute on the clock, Jones connected on 1-of-2 from the line to cut the deficit to 70-68.
The Railsplitters misfired on the other end and Gleaton followed Hash’s miss from beyond the arc with a game-tying tip-in at the buzzer, sending the game into overtime with the score even at 70-70.
The Trojans trailed just once in the extra period, as Hash’s driving layup from the right side gave Anderson its first lead since the opening minute of the game, at 72-71. LMU’s Chance Jones followed with a pair of free throws, but Chris Ross gave AU a lead it would not relinquish with his layup. Hash poured in nine points during the overtime and Myson Jones sealed the victory by connecting on two free throws with 13 seconds left.
Hash tallied a team-high 24 points, while handing out three assists and recording three steals. Myson Jones finished with a season-high 21 points, including 19 in the second half and overtime. He also dished out a game-high five assists. Gleaton added a season-high 16 points and pulled down a team-best seven rebounds. Chris Ross reached double figures for the fourth consecutive game with 16 points.
AUTrojans.com’s Most Memorable Moments of 2013-14
25. Women’s Tennis 6, Carson-Newman 3 – April 11, 2014
24. Setro Finishes Sixth at State Farm Intercollegiate – Oct. 14, 2013
23. Baseball 5, Southern Wesleyan 2 - March 5, 2014
22. Women’s Cross Country Finishes 4th at SAC Championships - Oct. 14, 2013
21. Katie Eskew Earns All-Tournament Honors at Patsy Rendleman Invitational – Oct. 15, 2013
20. Men's Tennis 5, Erskine 4 - April 10, 2014
19. Men’s Cross Country Finishes Third at SAC Championships – Oct. 26, 2013
18. Women’s Soccer 1, Lincoln Memorial 0 – Oct. 19, 2013
17. Freshman Ben Boerma Sets School Record in 5000 meter (Outdoor) – March 21, 2014
16. Jones Drains Game-Winning Shot to Lift Trojans over Carson-Newman – Jan. 29, 2014
15. Men’s Soccer 2, Young Harris 1 – Sept. 11, 2013
14. Swygert’s Walk-Off Grand Slam Propels Trojans to Sweep of Tusculum - April 1, 2014
13. Women’s Basketball 71, Lenoir-Rhyne 70 – Nov. 23, 2013
12. Baseball 8, Erskine 7 – April 21, 2014
11. Men’s Basketball Stuns 13th-Ranked Railsplitters With Second-Half Rally – Nov. 26, 2013