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Clint Nwosuh shoots Motlow Bucks past Volunteer State
Jan. 26, 2015
Sophomore Clint Nwosuh set a new school record by connecting on 11 three-point shots to lead the No. 27-ranked Motlow Bucks to a 116-104 win over Volunteer State Saturday afternoon in Gallatin.
Motlow sophomore Clint Nwosuh, pictured from a game earlier this season, set a new school record by making 11 three-point shots to lead the Bucks to a win over Volunteer State on Saturday. Nwosuh scored 37 points, the most by a Motlow player in five years, as the Bucks, ranked No. 27 in the nation, raised their season record to 15-3. Photo by Jeff Reed.
Nwosuh, who finished the game with 37 points, hit 11-16 attempts from beyond the 3-point line, breaking the previous record of 10 in a game set first in 1990 by Motlow's all-time leading scorer Tim Fant, and matched in 1994 by Jeff Taylor. The 37 points Nwosuh scored ties him at No. 10 all-time for points in a single game, along with Freddie Goldstein, who scored 37 points in a game in 2010.
As a team the Bucks hit 19-43 three-pointers, an outstanding 44%, with teammates Dequon Miller connecting on 4-9 and Reggie Williams hitting 3-8. Historically, the number of three-point shots attempted and made in a single game has not been recorded, but many believe the 43 attempts and 19 makes on Saturday are also all-time highs.
The Bucks (15-3, 8-2) will now return to their home court for the first time since Jan. 6, when they host Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) rival Cleveland State Friday night. On Saturday, Chattanooga State will visit Copperweld Arena as part of the Motlow College 2015 Homecoming celebration. Tipoff Friday for the Bucks is 7:30 p.m. and Saturday's contest is scheduled to tip at 4 p.m.
Miller added his name to the Motlow record book again with 16 assists, the fifth-most in a single game in school history, along with 21 points, seven rebounds and four steals. His is now second in the nation with a 9.3 assists-per-game ratio. Jaylen Barford also scored 21 points Saturday, adding five rebounds, eight assists and three steals.
Greg Mason scored nine points and had eight rebounds, two assists and two steals. D'Andre Downey scored 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds with five blocked shots, Williams scored nine and had two assists, Jordan Darden added four points and five rebounds, Kytrel Williams had three points and Terry Holt scored two.
The Bucks took their first lead 10-9 early in the game and led 56-49 at halftime, with Nwosuh connecting on five of his 3-pointers in the first 20 minutes. Motlow dished out an amazing 35 assists on their 43 made shots for the game.
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