BEREA, Ohio – The Baldwin Wallace University men's basketball team opened the Ohio Athletic Conference portion of its schedule as it fell to the University of Mount Union by a final score of 87-75 in the Ursprung Gymnasium inside the Lou Higgins Center.
BW (2-2, 0-1 OAC) was led by senior guard Justin Roth (Parma) with a team-high 21 points. Senior All-OAC guard Jaron Crowe (Mentor) scored with 14 while freshman guard Cameron Kuhn (Vermilion) recorded a career-high 13 points.
Mount Union (2-2, 1-0 OAC) was led by senior All-OAC guard Nate Jacubec with a game-high 27 points, including an impressive 18 in the first half. Sophomore guiard DeAllen Jackson tallied 17, junior forward Jarret Ruffin contributed 12 and junior forward Taylor Moore added 10.
In the first half, the game would go back and forth for the first five minutes and included three times with the last coming at 13-13 on a three-pointer by Roth at 15:00. The Purple Raiders responded with a 5-0 run to take an 18-13 lead on triple from Jacubec at 14:16. The Yellow Jackets quickly responded and tied the game back up at 18-18 on a layup by senior forward Reid Crossen (Jeromesville/Hillsdale) at the 13:14 mark.
Over the next three plus minutes, the game would once again go back and forth with three more ties with the last coming at 25-25 on a pair of free throws Kuhn at 10:39. The Yellow Jackets used a 7-4 run to take a 32-29 lead on layup by sophomore guard Zack Brandy (Hudson) at the 7:00 mark. Mount Union closed the half out on a 17-4 run to lead 46-36 at the intermission.
In the second half, BW came no closer than eight points at 38-46 on a layup by Roth at the 19:25 mark. The Purple Raiders led by as many as 21 points on four occasions with the last coming at 82-61 on a three-pointer by JJ Kukura at 3:01.
The Yellow Jackets are back in action and remain at home on Saturday, December 6 for an OAC game against Otterbein University in the Ursprung Gym at 3 p.m. Fans can follow all of the action live at http://tinyurl.com/bwottmbb.
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April 28, 2015 Duane Sheldon Resigns as BW Men's Basketball Head Coach
March 20, 2015 Roth Named to NABC All-Great Lakes Region Team
March 17, 2015 Roth Named to D3Hoops All-Region Team
March 17, 2015 Seventeen BW Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-OAC Honors
February 27, 2015 Baldwin Wallace Men’s Hoops Quartet Named All-OAC
February 26, 2015 BW Men Lose at Marietta in OAC Tourney Semi-Final
February 21, 2015 BW Men’s Hoops Team Wins at Capital, 79-71
February 18, 2015 BW Men’s Hoops Team Loses at ONU
February 14, 2015 BW Men’s Hoops Team Beat Wilmington, 91-70
February 11, 2015 BW Men’s Hoops Team Loses to JCU, 108-106 in Overtime
February 4, 2015 Roth’s Game-High Helps BW Men’s Basketball Outlast Heidelberg
January 24, 2015 BW Men’s Hoops Set Record in 112-70 Win Versus Muskingum
January 21, 2015 BW Men’s Hoops Loses at John Carroll, 80-78
January 17, 2015 Roth’s 23 Points Helps BW Men’s Hoops Beat ONU, 83-62, in Berea
January 12, 2015 Kuhn Garners First Career OAC Men's Basketball Weekly Honor
January 10, 2015 BW Men's Basketball Wins Sixth Straight in Victory against Capital
January 6, 2015 Kuhn Has Career-High 25 as BW Wins at Pine Manor (Mass.)
January 5, 2015 BW Men’s Basketball Knocks Off NAIA Fisher (Mass.)
December 30, 2014 Roth’s Fifth 20-Plus Point Game Leads BW Past Westminster (Pa.)
December 20, 2014 BW Men’s Hoops Wins at Wilmington, 95-61
December 17, 2014 Crowe's Game-High Not Enough Against Marietta
December 13, 2014 BW Men’s Basketball Wins at Muskingum 80-62
December 6, 2014 Warner’s Career Night Leads BW Men’s Basketball to First OAC Victory
December 3, 2014 BW Men’s Basketball Slips in OAC Opener to Mount Union
December 2, 2014 Crowe Among Nation’s Best and Happy to be at BW
November 24, 2014 Roth Garners First Career OAC Weekly Honor
November 22, 2014 Roth’s Career Night Leads BW Men’s Basketball to Home Opener Win
November 18, 2014 CWRU Men Beat BW, 82-73, in University Circle
November 15, 2014 Three Yellow Jackets Lead BW Men's Basketball To Season Opening Victory
November 7, 2014 BW Selected Third and Sixth In OAC Hoops Poll
October 20, 2014 2014-15 Yellow Jacket Men's Basketball Season Outlook
August 11, 2014 Brian Schmidt Named Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach