Te’Jour Riley and his Paine College Men's Basketball Senior Class teammates wanted nothing more than to go out with a bang in their final regular season home contest. With a Paine team that entered action winless in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play, the perfect foils were served up to do just that.
After a close first 20 minutes, seniors Shaquille Cook, Joshua Johnson and E. Reginald Smalls outscored Paine by themselves (30-19) in the second half as Miles pummeled Paine 83-50 at Bill Harris Arena. It was the largest margin of victory this season for Miles, who are back to .500 in conference play and puts them back in the driver's seat for the West Division No. 2 seed for the conference tournament, which could mean a rematch with Paine.
The 50 points were the fewest Miles has allowed since a 56-50 win over Morehouse in 2012. Even more amazingly, this was the first time the Golden Bears on a game by at least 30 points since a 97-65 win over LeMoyne-Owen in 2005 and the largest margin of victory since a 67-34 win over Kentucky State in 2004.
Riley led Paine with 15 points, he went 6 for 7 from the Field and 3 for 7 from the Free Throw Line.
Riley grabbed 8 Rebounds, 2 Blocked Shots and 3 Steals in 31 minutes of action.