Thursday, December 1, 2016

Barton, Jordan lead K-State in SIAC opener

AUGUSTA, Georgia — Senior forward Julius Barton notched his first double-double of the season as Kentucky State University men’s basketball team claimed an 88-76 victory over Paine College at the HEAL Complex on Wednesday night.

“I would like to celebrate, but I’m already thinking about tomorrow when we head to Claflin,” KSU head coach Jamaal Jackson said.

The Thorobreds (2-3, 1-0) picked up their first SIAC win of the season and will look to add to the total with games at Claflin University tonight and at Benedict College Saturday.

KSU continued to set the pace as the top scoring offense in the SIAC, but it was the play of Barton leading the way for the Thorobreds in the victory. The West Memphis, Ark., native recorded a season-high 24 points and a season-high in rebounds with 14.

But, it was Barton’s highlight dunk that caught the attention of the fans.


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