VSU wins fifth straight, blowing out Lincoln

ETTRICK, VA (WWBT) - There is no team in the CIAA that has improved more than Virginia State, and now they're playing good enough basketball that they're a dangerous team headed into the conference tournament.

The Trojans dominated Lincoln (PA) Monday night, 75-51 at Daniel Gymnasium, avenging an earlier season 20 point loss to the Lions.

VSU stormed ahead to a nine point halftime lead, but outscored Lincoln 45-30 after halftime to make it a rout.  Mike Bynum led all scorers with 18 points.  There were three other players in double figures, Daniel Awosanya had 13, Kenny Mitchell put in 12 points, and Ibn Rassoull scored 12.  Denzel Mooney had a team-high 17 points for Lincoln. VSU shot 51 percent from the floor, while Lincoln managed just 28 percent.

VSU has now won five straight after losing 13 of its first 14 games. First year coach Darryl Jacobs admitted after the game that he always believed the team could go on this type of run. He blamed an early injury to Rassoull, and some growing pains on the team's slow start.  But now he's ready to see how far the team can go in the tournament.

The 8-17 Trojans, now 7-7 in CIAA play, hit the road to Chowan Saturday.

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