7:30 p.m. – Kennesaw State at Bethune Cookman
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First meeting between the Owls and Wildcats.
Kendrick Ray and Aubrey Williams were both named captains for this season. Last season, Ray led the team averaging 18.7 points per game and set a new school record with 579 points on the season, and Williams was the team’s leading rebounder and first man off the bench.
Their leadership has showed up early this year as KSU mounted a huge comeback against Brewton Parker led by Ray’s 23 points and Williams 18 points and 20 rebounds. Combined, both players only missed three minutes in the game.
The Owls fell behind 21 points in their home opener against Brewton Parker before making a huge comeback in front of their home crowd to secure the victory. Kennesaw State beat the Barons by 21 points in the second half to secure the six-point win.
Last season, the Owls came back when trailing in the second half twice, but didn’t trail by more than seven points in those comebacks.
Williams played big for the Owls against Brewton Parker securing career highs in points with 18, rebounds with 20 and minutes with 40.
The 20 rebounds set a school record as the previous school high in the Division I era was 18 done three times.
Junior Nick Masterson‘s hard work this offseason paid off as he went 11-16 from the field while setting a new career high with 29 points in the team’s opening game against Iowa. He was 7-10 from behind the arc tying a Kennesaw State single-game record. He followed that performance up by posting another game scoring in double-digits finishing with 11 hitting three treys against Brewton Parker.
Coming into the season, Masterson had seven games in double figures in his career and already has two this season.