M. BASKETBALL

Callum Townsend found his hot spot with 19 points
Callum Townsend found his hot spot with 19 points

Winston Salem State Gets Smoked by Tampa

Box Score

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa (4-7) men’s basketball team defeated Winston Salem State University (7-2) by a score of 64-61 to claim its second consecutive win in the Tampa Classic. The game was played at the Bob Martinez Sports Center.

Winston Salem State proved to be a great match up for Tampa as the teams fought in the paint to tie the score five times. UT was able to pull away due to finishing second chance points over WSSU with 11-2. Jon Riles and Osby Kelly led the Spartans with seven points while LaMar Monger led the Rams with eight to close the first half.
Callum Townsend found the basket to score 15 of 19 points in the second half. Townsend finished as the leading scorer of the game.  Kelly came off the bench warm and chipped in a whopping 14 points. The senior was the second leading scorer. Ashton Graham followed with 12 points.

Justin Glover kept the Rams in the game as he finished with a high score of 17 points. Monger was the second leading scorer with 14 points. WSSU fell short at the line going from 80 percent in the first period to 66.7 percent in the second period.
Tampa gladly took the victory with a 64-61 win over Winston Salem State. Tampa will play again Wednesday, when it faces Saint Leo in Tampa, Fla., at 7:30 p.m. The game will be played at the Bob Martinez Sports Center. Live stats and a webcast will be available through tampaspartans.com.

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