The Bulldogs traveled to Asbury University on Saturday. The Bulldogs previously played the Eagles of Asbury in the opening game of the season defeating them, 94-52. However, the Bulldogs were 0-2 on the road going into the game.
The Bulldogs were down by one at half 36-35 after Asbury overcame an early 14 point deficit. The Bulldogs were down by 10 in the second half and came back to have a 4 point led but Asbury came back to tie it up with just over a minute left in regulation. Neither team could score in the final minute causing the game to go into overtime.
Tennessee Wesleyan jumped out to a five point lead in overtime 1:37 remaining before the Eagles mounted one final rally with a three and a lay-up to tie the game once again. With four seconds left E'Jay Ward shook a defender and pulled up for a 17 foot jumper to win the game. The Bulldogs defeated Asbury 84-82.
Matt Towry led the Bulldogs with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Also scoring in double digits was Matt Harper with 20 points and Jesse Booher with 16.
The Bulldogs play in an exhibition game tonight at Samford University at 8:00 pm EST before returning home on Wednesday against Southern Wesleyan at 7:00 pm. If you would like to follow tonight's game Click here.