Redlands led 35-30 at halftime as Brandon Polk scored ten
points in the first half. Freshman Tyrone Young paced Vincennes with 15 first
half points as he made seven of
Vincennes was hampered by turnovers in the first half as
they had 14 miscues. Carl Landry and D'Andre Payton had five turnovers each in
the first twenty minutes.
The Cougars expanded the lead to 57-39 within eight
minutes of the second half. The Trail Blazers cut the margin to 73-67 with two
free throws by Dale Parsons, but Redlands scored six straight points to go up by
ten. Vincennes made back-to-back three pointers to get to within five at 80-75,
but Polk scored on an inside basket to make the score 82-75. However, Andre
Heard sealed the win with four straight free throws.
Heard, who entered the game averaging 8.1 points per
game, will likely see his recruitment soar as he finished with a team-high 21
points. He made six of eleven shots from the field, three of five from beyond
the arc and all six free throws. Polk, who signed with Butler, scored 19 points
on eight of 13 shooting. All-American Taj Gray struggled with his ballhandling
and finishing around the basket, but still finished with 18 points and 15
rebounds. Vincennes head coach Dan Sparks called Gray, "probably the best big
man we played against this season." 6-2 freshman Sylvester Mayes added 13 points
for the Cougars.
Young led all scorers with 29 points as he made 13 of 20
shots from the field and three of five from three-point range. Landry had 17
points and eleven rebounds, but also had seven turnovers. 5-11 freshman Andre Turner had twelve points and Parsons added eleven. However, Parsons was just
three of 15 from the field and one of eight from beyond the arc.