Men's basketball drops 71-68 decision to Endicott

Mar 3, 2017

The Salisbury University men’s basketball team saw its season come to a close with a 71-68 defeat to Endicott College on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Sea Gulls got 15 points from Wyatt Smith, who scored 11 after halftime in helping his team erase a six-point deficit at the break. The lead changed hands 16 times in the game, including this bucket from Gordon Jeter early in the second half, as Salisbury began the period with an offensive burst. Jeter scored 13 points in the game, all of them coming after halftime. Justin Witmer’s three pushed the Salisbury lead to its largest of the second half, four points, with 15 minutes to play, but Endicott battled back. Endicott took a seven-point lead, but Salisbury was able to work back into the game thanks to a Witmer layup and one from Jeter. Smith’s fadeaway tied the game with two minutes to play and this Jordan Brooks triple gave Salisbury the lead with a minute to play. Endicott, which got 32 points from Kamahl Walker, saw its senior score their final six points for the lead, and Jeter’s try at the buzzer would not fall.

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