#NestNotes: Owls Look to Close Strong With Chance to Host ASUN Game

The Kennesaw State men's basketball team looks to close the regular season on a high note Thursday, February 23 against Lipscomb in the KSU Convocation Center at 7 p.m. There will be free pizza given out to every student in attendance as well as cell phone wallets to the first 300 students in attendance.

Heading into last Saturday, Kennesaw State was in a must win situation against North Florida to keep their hopes alive of hosting a game in the ASUN Tournament. The Owls came out with urgency surging to a 23-2 lead to start the game. The Ospreys tried to make a game of it, getting within five four times in the second half, but the Owls didn't let them get any closer than that as they went on to secure the 85-68 victory.

The win was a complete team effort as KSU had 27 assists on 35 field goals in the game. The 27 assists set a new single-game school record.

Three players had double-doubles against the Ospreys led by Aubrey Williams who had 18 points and 13 rebounds for his 18th double-double of the season and fifth in a row. Jordan Jones and Kendrick Ray were the other players to total their first double-doubles of the season.

Jones had a career night as he finished with his first career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. He also chipped in with five assists.

The Owls need a win Thursday night against Lipscomb to have a chance at hosting the first round of the ASUN Tournament. They will not only need to win, but need either USC Upstate or North Florida to lose their games.

With a victory, KSU will set a new Division I record for wins in a season with 14.


Kyle Hess

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