For the sixth time this season, the Taylor Trojans notched a victory over a team ranked or receiving votes in the top 25, securing their season sweep of Mount Vernon Nazarene with a 94-79 triumph.
Taylor dominated from start to finish, never trailing in the contest and knocking down a season-best 14 treys. Furthermore, the Trojans shot 60 percent from the floor for the second straight game while racking up 18 assists.
Mason Degenkolb started the game with a three-pointer, before scoring five straight points after the Cougars had drawn even at 9-9. But Mount Vernon never took the lead, and Taylor eventually built their lead to 22-11 on eight points from CJ Penha and Ryan Robinson.
Taylor pushed their advantage to 51-29 near the end of the first half and did not allow the Cougars to draw any closer than 13 the rest of the way.
Penha collected his third straight double-double, recording 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Degenkolb scored 23 points, his fifth 20-point performance in the last six outings.
Robinson collected 17 points and a season-high seven assists, while Jason Hubbard added 14 points, eight rebounds, and a career-best six dimes.