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Men's Basketball falls short against KSU in NCAA II Regional

Kennesaw, GA - Georgy Joseph scored a game-high 16 points and ripped down a game-high ten rebounds as No. 1-seed Kennesaw State slowly took control of the game and pulled away from No. 8-seed Catawba in a 78-63 win in the First Round of the South Atlantic Regionals at the Spec Landrum Centre. Kennesaw State (30-4) scored first and trailed for the only time in the game when Brian Frasier (2-for-9, 6 points) hit a three-pointer 46 seconds into the game. The Owls steadily built an insurmountable lead, growing their lead to nine points at the 12 minute mark and fourteen (41-27) at halftime. Catawba (12-19), who crept into the field of 64 after winning the South Atlantic Conference tournament, never came within double-digits in the second half as the Owls used a dominating physical presence to build a 62-32 lead with 12:47 left in the game. Kennesaw State out-rebounded Catawba 57-38 and went to the free-throw line nearly twice as much as the smaller Indians. Five Kennesaw State players finished the day in double figures with Rey Luque (16 points), Terrence Hill (11), Reggie McKoy (10) and Justin Thompson (10) joining Joseph in the double-digit scoring column. Chris Woolridge was the only Indian to reach double-figures as he scored 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting.

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