The University of West Alabama men's basketball team dropped a 92-71 decision to in-state foe Miles College on Saturday at Pruitt Hall on the UWA campus.
In an up tempo style game, the visiting Golden Bears took advantage of 28 UWA miscues. MC (2-1) also finished the affair shooting 42 percent from the field and holding the Tigers (1-2) to just 39 percent from the field in the game. The Red and White trailed 43-37 at the intermission, but MC turned in a 49-point performance in the final 20 minutes to earn the win. Anthony Ward led all scorers with 19 points, connecting on 8-of-13 from the field. Flawaan Flaggs posted 15 points in the victory while Leon McKinney finished with a double-double, carding 11 points and 11 rebounds. Reggie Griffin dished out a game-high eight assists.
Junior Kevin Johnson led the Tigers with his second double-double in the first three games of the season. The Akron, Ala. native and Shelton State Community College transfer registered 17 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. Johnson also had three blocks and four assists in the contest. Junior guard Brian Murphy reached double figures with 14 points, 4-of-9 from the field and 6-of-12 from the free throw line. Maurice Naylor turned in 11 along with Abdoulaye N'Diaye scoring 10.
Up next for the Tigers is a two-day, two-game road trip to face Arkansas at Monticello on Monday, Nov. 26 and a tilt against Southern Arkansas on Tuesday. Tip for the UAM contest is set for 6 p.m. Following the trek to Arkansas, UWA will participate in the Valdosta State Classic to close out the month of November.
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