Junior guard Nick Stuck helped the No. 6-ranked Emory men's basketball team to a win over Rochester in the UAA opener for both squads.
The 6-foot-2 Stuck tied teammate Lawrence Rowley for game scoring honors with a career-high 20 points, hitting six-of-nine field goal attempts and eight-of-11 from the free throw line. In addition, Stuck contributed four rebounds and three assists in the 75-57 triumph over the Yellowjackets.
Stuck totaled 11 points during the opening 20 minutes of action in helping the Eagles to a 37-26 edge heading into halftime. After UR had crept to within three points early in the second half, Stuck scored four points during a 13-5 Emory spurt that stretched its edge back to 11 points with 10:26 left in the contest.
Stuck has scored in double digits in his last three and in a total of six games this year. He is scoring at a 9.3 points per game clip and has been successful on 50.6 percent (41-of-81) of his field goal attempts. He is doling out a team-high 6.1 assists per game, good for third place among UAA performers.