Men’s basketball bounces back with big win over Emporia State


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The Lindenwood men’s basketball team celebrates during a game earlier this season.
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Phil Scherer | Legacy Managing Editor
Jan. 4, 2016; 10:00 p.m.

R91C5473 copyAfter losing an overtime heartbreaker just two days earlier, the men’s basketball team bounced back with a big road victory Monday night over Emporia State by the score of 71-56.

Cory Arentsen and Sam Mader were the offensive stars for Lindenwood, tallying 16 points each. Arentsen knocked down eight shots in 35 minutes of play, while Mader hit a pair of three-pointers off the bench.

The game was tied at 23 near the end of the first half, and from there the Lions took over, outscoring Emporia 18-6 the rest of the first half to take a 41-29 lead into the locker room.

From there, Lindenwood never looked back, coasting to a 15-point victory, leading by as many as 20 points in the second half.

The Lions now hold an overall record of 9-4 and a conference record of 5-2. The team will return to action on Friday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hyland Arena against Fort Hays State. The Tigers have an overall record of 11-2 with a 5-2 conference record.