Rams fall to hot-shooting Carroll squad
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Carroll University
Men's Basketball - Sat, Dec. 7, 2013

MOUNT VERNON – Carroll rode hot shooting early and never really cooled off in claiming a 76-65 win over the Rams in Midwest Conference men's basketball action Saturday in the Small Multi-Sport Center.

The Rams (3-2 overall, 1-1 MWC) hung within 36-33 at halftime despite Carroll (4-2, 2-1 MWC) hitting 16-of-24 field goals. Cornell was never able to gain a lead in the game, which saw the Pioneers finish an efficient 59.6 percent from the floor.  

Down 13 points in the second half, Cornell trimmed the gap to 64-58 on a Joey Guth jumper with 4:43 to go. But that was as close as the Rams would come. The Pioneers, picked second in the MWC Preseason Coaches' Poll, sank 12-of-14 free throws in the final half.

Point guard Reggie Greenwood continued a strong start to his senior season, leading the Rams with 22 points while going 11-of-12 from the foul line. The Berkeley, Ill., native climbed past Matt Ditch (2000-04) for 14th place on Cornell's career scoring list with 1,085 points. Greenwood added four assists to move into fifth place in that career category with 286. 

Guth canned four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points. He also had three steals. Freshman Zach Pugh provided a spark of the bench with eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds, including eight offensive boards. Nick Bobb added seven points and led the team with five assists.

The Pioneers held a 38-22 advantage in points scored in the paint. Cornell turned the ball over just nine times, to Carroll's 12.

Andrew Nottling led Carroll with 25 points on 11-of-14 shooting. He also had nine rebounds.

Coming up – The Rams play host to Lawrence (2-2, 1-0 MWC) on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the Small Multi-Sport Center. Tipoff is 5:30 p.m.

Carroll University 4-2 (2-1 MWC)364076
Cornell College 3-2 (1-1 MWC)333265
Dec. 7, 2013
Mount Vernon, Iowa (Multi-Sport Center)
Attendance: 485
Carroll UniversityIndv. LeadersCornell College
#24 Andrew Nottling - 25Points #02 Reggie Greenwood - 22
#24 Andrew Nottling - 9Rebounds #40 Zach Pugh - 11
#23 Kevin Hurd - 7Assists #44 Nick Bobb - 5
Carroll UniversityTeam StatisticsCornell College
59.6% (28 - 47) Field Goals % 38.2% (21 - 55)
53.8% (7 - 13) 3 Point Field Goals % 40% (6 - 15)
81.3% (13 - 16) Free Throws 70.8% (17 - 24)
31Rebounds 27
22Assists 13
12Turnovers 9
32nd Chance Pts 7