Freshman Cleon Roberts led the team with 35 minutes played, but fouled out with a couple minutes left to play. Roberts had 8 points and 8 rebounds on the day before fouling out. Another freshman, Amar Stukes, led the bench in scoring with 11 points.
The Explorers have an impressive freshmen class, which has shown to be pretty comfortable playing early on. The 2014-2015 freshman class (Stukes, Roberts, Shuler, Washington) is averaging 21 ppg so far this season.
Khalid Lewis only had 2 points and 2 assists today, but he has been great controlling the ball, with just 3 turnovers in total over the first 3 games. D.J. Peterson had 3 points himself, but was terrific on defense with 3 steals as well. The Explorers have sometimes struggled to get something going on the offensive end, but their defensive effort has been their bread and butter so far.
By: Dan Goggin
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