Men's Basketball Loses Heartbreaker to Columbia International

Men's Basketball Loses Heartbreaker to Columbia International

Columbia, SC - JC Cavin scored the game winning basket with two seconds remaining as Columbia International University held off the USCAA #14 Johnson & Wales men's basketball team 72-70 on Thursday.

Senior forward Rickey Porter scored a game high 28 points, including the tying layup with seven seconds remaining, to pace Johnson & Wales (7-15).

Javon Smith finished with 12 points while Alcyone Moore scored 10 for the Wildcats.

Johnson & Wales forced 20 turnovers in the game, compared to only 11 for Columbia International, but struggled to match the Rams from beyond the arc.  The Wildcats connected on just 1-of-8 from beyond the arc, while Columbia International finished 9-of-22.

Cavin led the Rams with 20 points on the evening.

The Wildcats will return to action on Saturday when they travel to Concord, NC, to play Barber-Scotia College.  Tip-off is at 1:00 p.m.

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