BRENHAM, Texas — Kai Tease and JaQuan Morris combined for 45 points to push Blinn College men's basketball to an 89-85 victory over Jacksonville College Saturday in the Kruse Center for the Buccaneers fifth straight win.
With the win, the Buccaneers increased their overall record to 16-5 and are now tied for first place in the Region XIV South Division with a 5-5 record.
"It was a highly competitive and intense game with a great home crowd," said Scott Schumacher, Blinn head coach. "Both teams played really well in a very entertaining basketball game, so this was a great win."
After falling behind 40-26 in the first half, Blinn cut its deficit down to two points, trailing 45-43 at the break.
Jacksonville came out strong in the second half to build a double-digit lead again, but the Buccaneers fought back to grab a lead with 5:00 left. The final minutes of the game consisted of back-and-forth play until Blinn pulled off the four-point victory.
Next, Blinn will host Lone Star College-Tomball in a non-conference game on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Kruse Center.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 38 NJCAA national championships since 1987.