HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Junior guard Julian Nelson scored a game high 22 points in Coker's 87-73 win over St. Andrews University on Saturday afternoon. The non-conference win improves the Cobras to a 4-4 record.
For the second consecutive game the Cobras led wire-to-wire, allowing the Knights to tie the game just twice. Coker clung to a narrow 37-36 lead at the break, but exploded for 50 points in the second half, 18 of which came from Nelson. As a team the Cobras shot 52.4 percent from the field and 68.4 percent from the charity stripe.
Coker returns to the court for a Conference Carolinas game on Thursday, Jan. 3 at home. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. following the women's game at 5:30 p.m.
McDonald's Player of the Game- Julian Nelson