Kentucky State University men’s basketball fell on the road to Kentucky Wesleyan College 120-91 on Tuesday night at the Owensboro Sportscenter.
“It’s time to get back in the gym and do what we do,” said head coach Jamaal Jackson. “This is a long, on-going process and we know that we have to keep working and putting in the time to get better.”
The Thorobrettes (1-2) were led by junior forward Reggie Breeden with 15 points and eight rebounds in the loss. The Panthers (3-2) rode the momentum of guard Ken-Jah Bosley as he went 11-of-12 from the floor including 8-for-8 from three, scoring 39 points in the process.
KSU played a competitive first half, only trailing 46-40 going into the locker room, but an explosive second half by the home squad ended up being too much. The Panthers shot better than 70 percent from the floor and hit 8-for-8 from beyond the three-point line in the second half.
“We came out very careless with the ball, and it turned into transactions baskets,” said Jackson. “We didn’t get back, and it just opened up for them on the offensive end.”
The Panthers forced 24 turnovers, resulting in 43 points off turnovers.
Senior guard Malcolm Smith added 15 points of his own for the Thorobreds, and senior forward Julius Barton came off the bench for 10 points, as well as six rebounds.
KSU will be back in action after the Thanksgiving holiday on Saturday, Nov. 26 when they host the University of Indianapolis at the Exum Center. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. ET.
by Eric Matthews