The Bulldogs traveled to Union College for AAC action on Wednesday. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, Union sophomore forward Turrell Morris poured in 45 points to tie a school-record and help Union defeat Tennessee Wesleyan, 87-76. With the loss, Tennessee Wesleyan fell to 10-19, 3-10 in the AAC, while Union improved to 13-14 on the year, 7-6 in the AAC.
In the first half of play, Tennessee Wesleyan looked to go into the half with a somewhat commanding lead after opening up a 40-33 advantage with 1:48 left. Union, however, cut the deficit to four at 40-36 at the end of the first 20 minutes.
In the second half, TWC remained in the lead through the first five minutes, but Union stormed ahead at the 15-minute mark to take their first lead since the 8-minute mark in the first half (49-48). The Bulldogs wrestled the lead back at the 12-minute mark, but lost the lead with 11:12 left at 56-54.
Once Union got the lead, they never gave it up, as Turrell Morris took matters into his own hands at the 10-minute mark, scoring three straight baskets to give Union a 60-54 lead. The closest the Bulldogs got to Union from this point on was with 5:32 left when they cut their deficit down to two at 67-65. Union, however, countered with lay-in's to increase the lead back to six at 71-65, and then increase it to the final 11 point margin.
Tennessee Wesleyan had four scorers end the night in double-digits, led by Andy Cooper, who had 17 in the losing effort. Matt Harper and E'Jay Ward each put in 14 points, while Justin Hicks had 10. Cooper also led the Bulldogs in rebounds, pulling down 7.
The Bulldogs travel to Virginia Intermont on Saturday for the final regular season AAC matchup beginning at 7:30 pm.