November 18, 2015
Men's Basketball Goes Toe-to-Toe With NCAA I Radford
RADFORD, Va. -- Radford improved to 2-1 with a 68-60 win over visiting Catawba in men's basketball action on Wednesday night at the Dedmon Center. The game was an exhibition game on the Catawba Indian schedule against the NCAA I Highlanders of the Big South Conference.
Taj Owens led Radford with 12 points, but the Highlanders, who knocked off Georgetown in their opener, found a hard time putting away their Division II opponent. Catawba led 41-38 with 12 minutes left and were down only 53-50 inside the final five minutes.
It was back-to-back three-pointers from Yaya Anderson and Cameron Jones that gave the Highlanders a 44-41 lead with 10:21 left. The first, from Anderson, was banked in from 30 feet as the shot clock expired. Radford would use the momentum to go an 11-0 run to lead 49-41.
Catawba would stay in it, cutting the 49-41 deficit to a bucket after a jumper from freshman Malik Constantine (Charlotte, N.C./Olympic) with 6:28 to go. A three-point play from Rakeen Brown (Hampton, Va./Bethel/Delaware St.) had the Indians down just 53-50 with 4:48 remaining, but Radford scored the next seven points to go up by double digits for the only time in the game with 3:18 to go.
Constantine paced Catawba with 18 points, while grabbing seven rebounds. Andrew Ingram (Bowie, Md./Archbishop Carroll) also reached double digits for the Indians with 11 points and added nine rebounds. Eight of Ingram's points came in the first half as Catawba trailed just 28-27 at the break.
The Indians shot just 32% (23-of-71) in the game, but out-rebounded the Highlanders 49-47 and grabbed 24 rebounds off the offensive glass. Radford shot 38% (23-of-61) in the contest. Both teams struggled at the line. The Highlanders canned 14-of-25 (56%) and Catawba 12-of-21 (57%).
Catawba opens South Atlantic Conference play on Saturday, traveling to Lenoir-Rhyne for a 7 pm tip.
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