Men's Basketball's Comeback Falls Short in 93-90 Loss, Hain Nabs Second Double-Double

Sidney Umude (Photo Courtesy of John Marc Nutt)
Sidney Umude (Photo Courtesy of John Marc Nutt)

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Nassau, Bahamas -- The Youngstown State men's basketball team trailed by 14 with just over two minutes remaining and used a big run to nearly make a spectacular comeback, but fell to the CTG Knights, 93-90, on Monday evening at the Kendall Isaac Gymnasium.

Senior Bobby Hain led the Penguins with his second double-double of the tournament with 21 points and 12 rebounds.

Sophomore Sidney Umude scored 18 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the floor and sophomore Cameron Morse dropped in 15 points. Freshman Jordan Andrews added 10 points.

Traling 89-75 with 2:20 remaining, the Penguins used a 15-4 run to close the gap, but ran out of time.

Hain hit two free-throws and a jumper and Morse added another jumper to trim the deficit to eight, 89-81, with 1:23 left.

After CTG made two free throws to extend the lead back to 10, 91-81, Andrews drained a 3-pointer to get within seven, 91-84, and made a jumper to get within seven for the second time, 93-86, with 27 seconds left.

Morse split a pair of free throws to get the deficit to six, and, after a missed 3-pointer, Andrews picked up a steal and found Morse who banked in a 3-pointer before time expired.

The Penguins shot 48 percent from the field and made seven 3-pointers, but went just 7-of-19 from the free-throw line. CTG shot 47 percent from the field and made nine 3-pointers and went 18-of-28 from the line.

The Penguins close out the 2015 Summer of Thunder Tournament when they face the Real Deal Shockers, Tuesday, at 7 p.m.