CMU's Jeff Sherman Picks Up Win No. 500

3 years 11 months 4 days ago January 04, 2013 Jan 4, 2013 Friday, January 04 2013 Friday, January 04, 2013 8:51:59 AM CST in Basketball
Source: Nicholas Petrone - Press Release

LAMONI, IA -- Central Methodist University men's basketball coach Jeff Sherman picked up career win number 500 Thursday as the Eagles took care of Graceland University 84-64 inside the Closson Center.

Sherman becomes the ninth coach in NAIA Division I to surpass the 500-win plateau, and Central Methodist (10-6, 3-1 Heart of America Athletic Conference) remains within a game of first place in the league standings after defeating the Yellowjackets (4-11, 1-3 HAAC).

Thursday's game also matched father versus son for the first time, as Jeff's son, Matt, was on the sidelines for Graceland as an assistant coach. Matt was a standout player for the Eagles and his father on the hardcourt from 2006-10.

With the game tied at eight in the first half, the Eagles' Melvin Tillman drilled three of his game-high 19 points to start an 8-0 run. Caleb Shaw hit a trey at the 9:28 mark to push Central Methodist's advantage to 24-13. Elliott Black canned a bucket for the Eagles as time expired to give the visitor's a 37-28 upper hand at halftime.

Michael Banks, Jr. opened the second half with a shot from distance to push Central Methodist's lead back to double digits at 12 points. A Shaw bucket from behind the arc made the score 57-37 with 12:35 to go in the game, and the Eagles' second half advantage swelled to as many as 26 points, 65-39, at the 10:38 mark.

Black finished with 17 points and a game-high seven rebounds. Shaw and Robert Mason tallied 12 points apiece, as each played nailed four treys. Eric Franklin had a career-high 15 assists, one shy of the school's single-game record.

The Eagles fired on all cylinders offensively, shooting 56.1-percent (32-of-57) from the floor and 51.9-percent (14-of-27) from behind the arc.

Central Methodist outrebounded Graceland, 39-26.

The Eagles host Avila University for Free Admission Day on Saturday inside Puckett Field House. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. CT.

More News

Grid
List
MOBERLY - A Moberly Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle near Logan Street and Morley Street after learning it... More >>
3 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 8:22:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Fire Department responded to a person on fire at 3201 Creasy Springs Road, Bear Creek Trail... More >>
4 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 7:40:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA – Several residents living on Ridgefield Road attended the Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday night to express their concerns... More >>
4 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 7:37:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - Local groups decorated duffel bags and filled them with presents to donate to children with chronic illnesses this... More >>
4 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 7:27:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - With temperatures falling into single digits, winter weather has arrived in Columbia. But not everybody has a place... More >>
5 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 6:49:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA – Drivers should think about checking their headlights because the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced headlights were... More >>
5 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 6:46:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens spent more on his campaign than what's been spent total on... More >>
5 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 6:06:55 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty to the $2 million robbery of an armored car, an inside... More >>
6 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 5:17:47 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — T he Missouri Supreme Court has struck down a law that denies bail to criminal defendants... More >>
6 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 5:12:55 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Colleges that expel students whom they suspect of sexual assault are being asked to specify the... More >>
6 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 5:08:29 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for... More >>
6 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 5:05:21 PM CST in News
ROLLA (AP) — A building at Missouri S&T was evacuated after a fire broke out on the building's roof. ... More >>
6 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 5:03:30 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - Healthcare has not changed since the election and experts say there is no need for people to think... More >>
8 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 3:22:48 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department is investigating a string of five vehicle break-ins at three different fitness centers around... More >>
9 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 2:45:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Tobacco Free Missouri Youth (TFMY) gathered in the capitol Thursday to raise awareness for its campaign to... More >>
9 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 2:16:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but for families living below the poverty line, the holiday... More >>
9 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 1:56:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA- As of Thursday morning, MU is advising all students who have not contracted the mumps to receive a third... More >>
10 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 1:39:00 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — An appeals court says a man serving a 260-year sentence in a Kansas child pornography case... More >>
12 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 11:54:49 AM CST in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 19°
12am 17°
1am 16°
2am 15°
3am 14°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

11:05p
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
12:07a
Late Night with Seth Meyers
1:07a
Last Call with Carson Daly
11:30p
Rules of Engagement
12:00a
Raising Hope
12:30a
Cheaters

Tonight's Schedule

6:30p
Football Night in America
7:20p
Thursday Night Football
7:00p
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
8:00p
Supernatural
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld