Three-point shots help Millsaps defeat Sewanee

Three-point shots help Millsaps defeat Sewanee

JACKSON, Miss. (Feb. 14, 2014) – A strong effort from behind the three-point line helped Southern Athletic Association (SAA) rival Millsaps defeat the Sewanee men's basketball team, 63-51, Friday inside the Hagar Dome.

The Majors made eight three-point attempts, which helped Millsaps outscore the Tigers by 12 beyond the arc.

Millsaps lead from wire-to-wire after the Majors jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead. Marcellus Caldwell finally got Sewanee on the scoreboard with 16:46 left in the first half.

Despite the slow start, the Tigers would eventually pull to within two, 9-7, after a jumper from Keshonn Carter.

Unfortunately, the Majors outscored Sewanee by seven, 19-12, to close the first 20 minutes of play.

Out of the locker room, Sewanee played well. The Tigers scored seven of the first nine points, which cut the Millsaps lead to four, 30-26, with 16:32 to play.

The lead would stay around that margin, until Millsaps got hot midway through the half. A pair of free throws by Murray Kastner sparked a 11-4 run by the Majors.

From there, Sewanee could not close the gap.

Overall, the Tigers outshot Millsaps with a 48.8 field goal percentage. However, Sewanee was undone by 18 Millsaps second-chance points.

Individually, Caldwell led the Tigers with 13 points. Carter was the only other Tiger in double figures with 12 points and five rebounds.

Mac McElveen came off the bench and scored a game-high 17 points for Millsaps.

Sewanee will look to bounce back with a 3:00 p.m. contest at Birmingham-Southern, Sunday.

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