GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - The Newberry College men's basketball team dropped its fourth consecutive South Atlantic Conference game, losing to the Tusculum Pioneers, 76-64, here Saturday.
Newberry (7-8, 2-4 SAC) was led in scoring by senior guard Alonzo Hinds (Freeport, Bahamas), who scored a season-high 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including 5-of-7 from behind the arc.
Tusculum (9-8, 2-4 SAC) trailed by 11 points at halftime, but outscored the Indians, 52-29, in the second half to secure its second conference victory after starting 0-4 in league play.
The Pioneers' Larry Minnifee tied the game at 55-all with 4:43 to play, and Tusculum took the lead for good on a Chris Poore layup with 4:06 left.
Newberry brought the deficit to four points on a Hinds three-pointer with 2:04 to play and forced a TC turnover on the next possession, but were unable to connect on a field goal until there was less than a minute to play.
Tusculum then went on a 6-0 run of free throws to seal the win. The Pioneers went an astounding 26-of-30 from the charity stripe on the night.
Clemente Martin (Freeport, Bahamas) scored 14 points for the Indians, while Zach Chandler (Greenville, S.C.) scored nine.
The Indians return home for a Wednesday night matchup against the Catawba College Indians. Tipoff in Eleazer Arena is scheduled for 8 p.m.