KNOXVILLE, Tn- The Royals hosted AAC opponent CIU on 1/17, where they defeated the Rams 89-84 in a tight matchup.
The Royals utilized a balanced offense in this game, as 4 Royals scored double-digit totals, and 3 Royals just missed out on the mark, scoring 9 points. Miles Long led the offense with 24 points. Alex Forde added 16 points. Trey Prater scored 12, and Parker Haun had 10. Orion Mashburn, Nick Clifton, and Wes Bohanan all finished with 9 points.
Nick Clifton led the rebounding effort, hauling in 14 boards, as the Royals were outrebounded 43-34. However, their hot shooting made the difference, as the Royals shot 50% from the field, and a scorching 52.6% from three.
The Royals will look to keep things rolling on 1/19, when they host Bluefield for another AAC matchup.