KNOXVILLE, Tn- The Royals traveled to take on CIU on 2/21 for the opening round of the AAC Conference Tournament, where their season came to an end, as the Royals fell 78-73.
The offense was well spread around, with 4 players scoring in double figures. Miles Long led the way with 22 points. Wes Bohanan had the best game of his season offensively, pouring in 17 points. Coby Jones scored 15, and Orion Mashburn added 11. Miles Long also led the rebounding effort with 8 boards.
In the end, the Royals couldn't quite overcome foul trouble in this back and forth game. While their season has officially ended, the first year of AAC play has been one of many successes, and is a foundation that coach Brandon Perry can use as a platform to continue to push the program in the right direction.