Spring Hill College dropped a 69-99 non-conference game against Life University at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center on Monday night. The loss drops the Badgers to 0-4 on the season while Life improved to 2-2.
The Badgers struggled from start to finish against a much quicker and athletic Life lineup. Life used full court pressure to disrupt the Spring Hill offense and create an up tempo pace that forced the Badgers into mistakes and missed shots all game long.
Overall, Life University shot a blistering 58.8% from the floor including 45.5% from three point territory. Life converted 36 Badger turnovers into 48 points and outscored Spring Hill 50-19 on points in the paint. The Badgers struggled from the field managing only 34.0% overall and 27.8% from behind the arc. One bright spot for the Badgers was their ability to get to the foul line as they converted on 30 of 39 (76.9%) attempts from the charity stripe.
Individually, Spring Hill was paced by red-shirt sophomore Alex Looney of Mobile, Ala. who scored 19 points and grabbed 5 boards. Sophomore guard Robert Drummond tossed in 12 points and Todd Martin 11 for the Badgers. On the boards, Andre Gowins led the Badger charge as he hauled in 12 boards including 6 offensive.
Life was led by a trio of double digit scorers as Bobby Smith poured in a game high 25, Greg Thomas 19, and Stefan Pope 12.
The Badgers will be back in action on Friday night November 16th when they will host Truett-McConnell University in the Southern States Athletic Conference season opener for both teams. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 PM at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center.