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Miller eyes 1,000-point mark as No. 20 Bucks host Dyersburg State Wednesday

Feb. 9, 2015

Sophomore Dequon Miller could become only the sixth player in Motlow Bucks basketball history to score 1,000 career points when the Bucks host Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) rival Dyersburg State Wednesday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Copperweld Arena.

Dequon Miller
Motlow sophomore Dequon Miller launches a three-point shot during an early season contest at Copperweld Arena. Miller needs only 11 more points to become the sixth player in Motlow men's basketball history to score 1,000 points during a career. Photo by Jeff Reed Photography.
The Bucks (19-4, 11-3) split a pair of games over the weekend, beating Roane State 90-88 Friday night in Harriman and dropping a 101-91 decision to Walters State Saturday afternoon in Morristown. Motlow's final home game of the 2014-15 season will be Saturday when Southwest Tennessee visits for sophomore recognition day.

Miller, a 5-10 point guard from Charleston, WV, scored 585 points during his freshman season and has 404 points so far this year, putting him 11 points away from 1,000. It has been 20 years since John Gales became the fifth player to join the 1,000-point club at Motlow during the 1994-95 season. The all-time career scoring leader is Tim Fant, who accumulated 1,551 points from 1988-90.

The school record of 152 career 3-point shots made, held by Gales, is also in jeopardy as Miller has connected on 141 3-pointers during his outstanding career.

After leading 46-41 at halftime Friday night against Roane State, the Bucks needed a game-winning shot from D’Andre Downey to escape Harriman with the narrow win. Motlow connected on only 42% of its shots from the field, but hit 15-17 free throws.

Reggie Williams led six double-figure scorers for the Bucks with 19 points and four rebounds. Downey scored 16 and had 11 rebounds with four blocked shots, Miller scored 14 with nine assists and four rebounds, Terry Holt had 14 points, seven rebounds and four steals; and Jaylen Barford and Clint Nwosuh each added 13 points.

Despite 30 points from Miller on Saturday, including six 3-pointers, the Bucks were never able to get ahead of Walters State after trailing 52-40 at intermission. Motlow shot the ball well, especially from 3-point range where they hit 18-35, but the Bucks got out-rebounded 50-31.

Miller added six rebounds, six assists and three steals to his game-high point total. Holt poured in 21 points and hit seven 3-point shots. It marked the second time this season that Holt, a freshman from Nashville, has hit seven 3-pointers in a game, which is sixth on the all-time single game Motlow record list.

Barford and Nwosuh each scored 13, with Barford dishing out eight assists and adding four steals. Williams hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points with five rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Admission is free to all Motlow College athletic contests, and the public is invited and encouraged to come to Copperweld Arena on Wednesday and Saturday to watch the nationally-ranked Bucks in their final home appearances. Both games will also be broadcast live on The Ticket sports radio 105.1 FM and

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