By Dan Carr/Asst. AD for Media Relations
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Four members of the Lincoln men’s basketball team scored in double figures as the Blue Tigers defeated Pittsburg State, 76-55, on Thursday night (Dec. 10).
Sai Witt turned in his third double-double of the season with 11 points, 11 rebounds, a pair of assists and two blocks, while Quinton Drayton scored a team-high 16 points and pulled down three rebounds. Cameron Potts tallied six steals to go with 15 points, two boards and two assists, and Ni’Sean Rigmaiden added 14 points, four boards and a steal.
Pittsburg State (3-3, 3-3 MIAA) took an early 10-2 lead, but the Blue Tigers roared back with a 25-6 run to take the lead for good. Lincoln (3-2, 3-2 MIAA) toughened up defensively, forcing 20 turnovers which led to 25 Blue Tiger points. PSU shot just .364 for the game and .310 from three-point land, while LU also claimed a 36-33 advantage on the glass. In a second half that featured Lincoln out-scoring Pittsburg State 45-31, LU shot .515 from the field and connected on seven treys.
Yaniel Vidal added seven points in the victorious effort, and DaMani Jarrett blocked a pair of shots while chipping in two points and grabbing three rebounds. Jordan Notch came off the bench to contribute six points, six boards, a block, a steal and two assists, and Mekhi Kimble scored five points and had a pair of steals, assists and rebounds during the second half. Arash Yaqubi rounded out Lincoln with an assist.
The Blue Tigers will be off until next Thursday (Dec. 17), when Lincoln heads to Emporia, Kan. to take on Emporia State.