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Greyhounds Comeback Falls Short at SAU Tech

Greyhounds Comeback Falls Short at SAU Tech

Down 11 at the half, the Greyhounds clawed their way back to take a lead in the second half only to come up short at the end, falling 80-71 at SAU Tech Monday in East Camden, Arkansas.

In the first half, both teams played even most of the half until SAU Tech went on a 13-3 run on the way to a 40-29 halftime lead. The Rockets hit 6 three-pointers in the half as the Greyhounds struggled to put points on the board.

But opening the second half, ASU Mid-South mounted a comeback that resulted in a 65-64 lead off a traditional three-point play by Kylon McCullough. But with less than three minutes to go, SAU Tech capped off a 10-2 run with a three-pointer and the Greyhounds were forced to foul down the stretch to turn a one-possession game into a three-possession win for the Rockets.

Kylon McCullough led ASU Mid-South with 20 points to go with 7 rebounds, and Sam Smith registered his 7th double-double of the season scoring 17 points and pulling down 14 boards. Kevin Fulton scored 9 points, Spencer Simes finished with 8 points and 3 assists, and J.T. Smith chipped in 6 points, 3 assists and a team-high 4 steals.

SAU Tech (14-4, 8-1) has now clinched the #1 seed in the NJCAA Region 2 Tournament held April 3-10 at home sites. The Greyhounds have two remaining games left on the schedule, hosting North Arkansas College Saturday and National Park College Monday. Two wins would guarantee the Greyhounds the #2 seed in the tournament with a first-round bye and a home game in the semifinals.

NJCAA Region 2 Standings as of March 23:

Southern Arkansas University Tech 8-1 14-4
Arkansas State University Mid-South 5-3 13-4
University of Arkansas Cossatot 5-4 9-6
National Park College 4-4 10-6
North Arkansas College 3-4 11-8
South Arkansas Community College 0-9 5-13