Lynchburg Men Tie for League Lead with 80-75 win over VWC - Earn #1 Seed in ODAC Tourney

Lynchburg Men Tie for League Lead with 80-75 win over VWC - Earn #1 Seed in ODAC Tourney

For immediate release – 2/20/2016 - #297
Lynchburg Men Tie for League Lead with 80-75 win over VWC -Earn #1 Seed in ODAC Tourney

LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg College men's basketball team forced a tie atop the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) standings with an 80-75 victory over visiting Virginia Wesleyan College Saturday afternoon.

The Hornets and Marlins tie with identical 12-4 ODAC marks and each team has a victory over the other. The conference tiebreaker determined LC as the #1 seed for the upcoming conference tournament next weekend. The Hornets will face the winner of the #8 Hampden-Sydney/#9 Bridgewater first round matchup on Friday at 1 p.m. 

Senior Alex Graves paced the Hornets with 23 points, five rebounds and four blocks. Austen Arnold tallied 17 points and a game-high 10 rebounds while Zack Burnett had 14 points. Jay Allen made 6-of-7 shots for 13 points.

Tim Jones netted a game-high 29 points for Virginia Wesleyan (17-8) along with eight rebounds. Khory Moore posted 20 points and seven caroms.

Va. Wesleyan led by as many as 12 in the first half, and held a 36-26 lead with 5:19 remaining before halftime. LC trimmed the lead to just one, 41-40, by intermission.

After scoring the first basket of the second half, Lynchburg held an advantage the rest of the game. The Hornets had a 78-75 edge with under 15 seconds to play, the Marlins missed a game-tying three pointer and Burnett cleared the rebound. The junior was fouled with six seconds left and made both free throws to ice the game. The Marlins shot 47 percent from three-point range (8-17) in the game's first 20 minutes, while hitting only 28 (5-18) after halftime.  

Lynchburg's (19-6) 19 wins ties a program record for the most in program history since the mid-70s.

The 2016 ODAC Championship Tournament is a single-elimination affair, with the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals held at the Salem Civic Center next Friday through Sunday. Complete ODAC Tournament Website

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Mon Sep 16
at Tom Kinder Memorial, Lakeview GC, Harrisonburg, Va. -- Day 1
Tue Sep 17
at Tom Kinder Memorial, Lakeview GC, Harrisonburg, Va. -- Day 2
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Fri Sep 20
at ITA Southeast Regional Championship, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va. -- Day 1
Sat Sep 21
at ITA Southeast Regional Championship, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va. -- Day 2
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Sat Sep 21
2:00 PM
Southern Virginia
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Sep 21
2:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Parents Weekend
Sat Sep 21
4:00 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Lynchburg
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Fri Aug 30
Final
4 Roanoke
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
Final
0 Maryville (Tenn.)
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Regent
10 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
Final
2 No. 16 Mary Washington
0 vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
Final
1 No. 13 Oglethorpe
2 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hampden-Sydney
Wed Oct 16
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 19
7:30 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
7:00 PM
Shenandoah
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Fri Nov 01
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- First Round
Sun Nov 03
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
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Sat Aug 31
Final
2 No. 10 Johns Hopkins
0 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sun Sep 01
Final
2 Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
7 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sat Sep 07
Final
1 Maryville (Tenn.)
2 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Kalamazoo
3 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
Final - 2OT
2 No. 19 Lynchburg
3 at Emory
Sun Sep 15
Final
1 No. 19 Lynchburg
0 at Piedmont
Wed Sep 25
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
1:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
4:00 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at East. Mennonite
Tue Oct 15
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Wed Oct 16
4:00 PM
Sweet Briar
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
5:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sun Oct 27
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
1:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
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