Blinn men’s basketball falls to Lee, 101-86

BRENHAM, Texas — Blinn College men's basketball's six game win streak came to an end Saturday when Lee College defeated the Buccaneers 101-86 in the Kruse Center. 

With the loss, Blinn's overall record drops to 17-6 and Region XIV record falls to 5-6. 

"Lee jumped out on us and we never led the entire game," said Scott Schumacher, Blinn head coach. "Lee played much better than we played. We didn't have much bite to our bark tonight and it showed."

Tristan Ikpe led the Buccaneers with 23 points, while Kai Tease followed with 20. AJ Rainey added 14 points and Uriel Velis scored 13. 

Lee jumped out to an early lead to pull ahead of Blinn 48-40 at the half. The Rebels added 43 more points to the scoreboard in the second half for the win. 

Next, Blinn will head on the road to face Coastal Bend College on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m.  

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 38 NJCAA national championships since 1987.