WWU Men Move to 3-0 Conference Mark

4 years 3 months 1 week ago January 11, 2013 Jan 11, 2013 Friday, January 11 2013 Friday, January 11, 2013 10:17:59 AM CST in Basketball
Source: John Roushkolb - Press Release

HANNIBAL, MO -- Behind a double-double (18 pts/12 reb.) from Daniel Armah and a 16-point night from Jonathon Nutt, the William Woods University men's basketball team pulled off a huge comeback win over Hannibal-LaGrange University on Thursday night. After trailing by 16 points in the first half, the Owls recovered for a 74-66 win to move to 3-0 in American Midwest Conference play.

William Woods stumbled mightily out of the gates, connecting on just one of its first nine attempts from the floor as Hannibal-LaGrange opened up a 17-3 lead over the first six and a half minutes of the game. Back-to-back buckets by Armah pulled WWU to within 10 with 12:28 to go in the half, but the Trojans answered with six straight points to take a 23-7 lead with 11:25 on the clock.

The Owls uncorked a 23-8 run over the next eight minutes, finding their shooting touch. WWU connected on six of its next nine attempts from the floor and shot 8-of-9 from the free throw line during the run. Nutt was the big scorer for the Owls during the run, opening it with four straight points and adding a trey at the 3:56 mark. Seth Thomas added six points as well as WWU closed the gap to 30-31.

Each team was able to add just three points down the stretch, with the Trojans taking a 34-33 lead into the break.

After opening the second half with a block, Nutt briefly gave the Owls a 35-34 lead as he hit a jumper with 18:20 on the clock.

The lead would be short-lived, as Jurgen Lico and Herod Montgomery combined for a 13-6 Trojan run. HLGU edged back in front 47-41 with 15:13 left in the game.

A pair of free throw makes by Armah opened another big run for the Owls, as WWU turned a six-point deficit into an eight-point lead with a 17-3 run. The senior picked up six points to accompany a strong block and an offensive rebound during the spurt, with Dontre' Jenkins chipping in a pair of buckets along the way.

The Owls were able to hold off the Trojans over the final eleven minutes, resisting a small run around the four-minute mark. HLGU was able to narrow the WWU lead to 62-60 with 3:52 to play, but the Owls immediately pushed back out to a 69-62 lead with 1:18 to play, capped by an Armah three-point play.

HLGU threatened to narrow the game to one possession, as Lico forced a Nutt turnover with the Trojans trailing 69-64, but Logan Decker got a hand to Mario Dean's shot, for the block and rebound, firing a pass to Blake Burgess. Burgess was fouled, but made both of his free throws, adding two more makes with 17 seconds left to push the margin to eight before picking up a steal with six ticks left to seal the win.

William Woods moves to 3-0 in conference play for the first time in school history, and sits tied for first with no. 2 Columbia College. The Owls (6-9 overall) held the slightest of edges from the floor, hitting at a .510 clip to a .509 pace for HLGU. WWU was outshot from behind the arc (.529-.357) but made up for the deficit with a 14-of-17 performance from the free throw line, compared to just 3-of-6 for HLGU.

Burgess rounded out a trio of double-digit scorers for the Owls with 11 points, joining Armah and Nutt. Lico led all scorers with 21, with Jomal Green chipping in 13 points. Montgomery (12 pts) and Dean (11 pts) rounded out a quartet of double-digit scorers for Hannibal-LaGrange, who falls to 3-11 and 0-2 in league play.

The Owls take on Lyon College on Saturday with the opportunity to move to 4-0 in AMC action. Tipoff for the game, presented by Mid-City Lumber, is set for 4 p.m.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA — Party For A Purpose mixed the socialization of a party with conversation on mental health and suicide prevention.... More >>
5 hours ago April 22, 2017 Apr 22, 2017 Saturday, April 22 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:36:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — The Islamic School of Columbia-Missouri invited the community to help them promote international togetherness on Saturday. The school... More >>
6 hours ago April 22, 2017 Apr 22, 2017 Saturday, April 22 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:05:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — Future veterinary students flocked to MU campus Saturday to learn about what the College of Veterinary Medicine has... More >>
9 hours ago April 22, 2017 Apr 22, 2017 Saturday, April 22 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017 7:22:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — A team of veterinary oncologists at the MU Veterinary Health Center is looking for dogs with cancer to... More >>
10 hours ago April 22, 2017 Apr 22, 2017 Saturday, April 22 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017 6:35:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — Saturday is Earth Day and the City of Columbia has a series of recommendations on how to save... More >>
10 hours ago April 22, 2017 Apr 22, 2017 Saturday, April 22 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017 6:32:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — Three thousand yellow rubber ducks filled the grounds of Columbia’s Central Missouri Humane Society to raise money... More >>
12 hours ago April 22, 2017 Apr 22, 2017 Saturday, April 22 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:30:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY — With House Bill 130 set to become law, Gov. Eric Greitens will smooth potholes to expansion for... More >>
14 hours ago April 22, 2017 Apr 22, 2017 Saturday, April 22 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017 2:58:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Hundreds gathered in a downtown Kansas City, Missouri, park on Earth Day in support of calls... More >>
15 hours ago April 22, 2017 Apr 22, 2017 Saturday, April 22 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017 2:06:00 PM CDT in News
FULTON — The Ryan's Case for Smiles mid-Missouri chapter got together on Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Fulton to... More >>
15 hours ago April 22, 2017 Apr 22, 2017 Saturday, April 22 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017 1:26:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — Community members came together Saturday in honor of Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month, to draw attention to... More >>
16 hours ago April 22, 2017 Apr 22, 2017 Saturday, April 22 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017 12:33:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — During his first 100 days in office, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has trained with firefighters and... More >>
17 hours ago April 22, 2017 Apr 22, 2017 Saturday, April 22 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:58:00 AM CDT in News
BOONVILLE — Riders have anticipated the Round-up Showcase Horse Show all year as a chance to present their abilities and... More >>
17 hours ago April 22, 2017 Apr 22, 2017 Saturday, April 22 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:39:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — The Columbia Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire in the 3300 block of Albany Court... More >>
22 hours ago April 22, 2017 Apr 22, 2017 Saturday, April 22 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017 6:48:00 AM CDT in News
MARIES COUNTY — The Maries County Sheriff's office has requested that charges be filed against a Cherryville man following a... More >>
23 hours ago April 22, 2017 Apr 22, 2017 Saturday, April 22 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017 5:13:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — Protesters are planning demonstrations in more than 500 cities worldwide on Saturday to advocate for sound science policy,... More >>
1 day ago April 22, 2017 Apr 22, 2017 Saturday, April 22 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:03:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — Hundreds of people gathered in Jesse Auditorium Friday to listen to authors speak at the second annual Unbound... More >>
1 day ago April 21, 2017 Apr 21, 2017 Friday, April 21 2017 Friday, April 21, 2017 8:18:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — Students, parents and community members filed into the MizzouRec Friday night to participate in Relay for Life of... More >>
1 day ago April 21, 2017 Apr 21, 2017 Friday, April 21 2017 Friday, April 21, 2017 8:00:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — The University of Missouri became one of more than 30 U.S. institutions to host a DataFest competition since... More >>
1 day ago April 21, 2017 Apr 21, 2017 Friday, April 21 2017 Friday, April 21, 2017 7:59:00 PM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 40°
6am 40°
7am 41°
8am 47°
9am 53°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

5:00a
Paid Program
5:30a
Open House
6:00a
Hometime
5:00a
Paid Program
5:30a
Paid Program
6:00a
Peter Popoff Miracle Ministry

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Little Big Shots
8:00p
Chicago Justice
9:00p
Shades of Blue
6:00p
Stand by Me
8:00p
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld