|Tennessee Wesleyan Colleg 27-2 (16-2 AAC)||42||48||90|
|Union 25-6 (16-2 AAC)||38||45||83|
|Feb. 22, 2016|
|Milligan College, TN|
|Tennessee Wesleyan Colleg||Indv. Leaders||Union|
|#24 Leland Robinson - 24||Points||#22 Jason Pruitt - 22|
|#24 Leland Robinson - 11||Rebounds||2 Players (#22,#33) - 6|
|#1 Tre Tiller - 6||Assists||#24 Nick Riley - 3|
|Tennessee Wesleyan Colleg||Team Statistics||Union|
|47.5% (28 - 59)||Field Goals %||49.1% (27 - 55)|
|29.4% (5 - 17)||3 Point Field Goals %||37.5% (9 - 24)|
|74.4% (29 - 39)||Free Throws||69% (20 - 29)|
|4||2nd Chance Pts||7|
The Bulldogs played Union at Milligan tonight in the AAC Regular Season playoffs. After TWC and Union both ended the season at 16-2 and split against each other a playoff game had to be played to determine the number one seed and the automatic bid for the NAIA National Championships.
Tennessee Wesleyan jumped out to a 12-2 lead seven minutes into the half. With six minutes left in the half, Union took their first lead of the half at 20-22. The Bulldogs tied it back up at 27-27 and then again at 30-30. TWC took the lead at 35-32 with a field goal by Tre Tiller and remained in the lead for good. At the half, the Bulldogs lead by four at 42-38.
Trey Suttles, Devante Jenkins, and Leland Robinson led a run to extend the Bulldog lead to 52-40 five minutes into the second half. Halfway through the half, TWC lead by 13 at 65-52 after a field goal by Charles White. Union made a run with 1:24 left, the Bulldogs led 84-75, but Union pulled within four, 84-80 with 48 seconds remaining. TWC went 6 for 8 from the free throw in the last seconds to win 90-83.
Leland Robinson led the Bulldogs with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Trey Suttles had 18 points and 7 rebounds. Also scoring in double figures was Devante Jenkins with 14 , Charles White with 13, Tre Tiller and Ikeem Bergeron with 10.
The Bulldogs receive the #1 seed in the AAC Tournament in Kingsport this week and the automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship.
Tennessee Wesleyan will play the winner of Truett McConnell and St Andrews on Thursday at 8:30 am in Kingsport at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center.