Virginia Union University sits alone in first place in the CIAA North after winning over one of its top competitors.
Robert Osborne scored 26 points to power VUU to a 79-71 win over Lincoln University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, February 12, in Lincoln University, Pa.
Osborne hit a season-high 12 field goals in the win.
VUU’s Jordan Peebles added 19 points in the game while grabbing a game-high nine rebounds.
“This was a big win on the road against a very talented Lincoln basketball team,” said VUU Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jay Butler. “We gave up 90 points the last time we played them, but today I thought we defended well late in the first half to get the lead and continued to defend well in the second half.
“Robbie Osborne played a fantastic game today. I challenge our seniors to lead us, and Jordan Peebles and Tyriek Railey played with a sense of urgency today on both ends of the court. I was very proud of them.”
The win raised Virginia Union’s record to 19-6 overall and 11-3 in the CIAA. Lincoln fell to 16-9 overall and 9-5 in CIAA play.
Virginia Union now returns home to face Elizabeth City State University at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.
The CIAA Tournament starts Feb. 22 in Baltimore, MD.