The Centre College men used a 19-5 run to open the second half and break open a tight game in a 74-44 win over visiting Berea on Monday.
Centre (2-1) held Berea to 22 percent shooting (15-for-68) and forced 18 turnovers.
"I thought a lot of that had to do with our defensive pressure," Centre coach Greg Mason said. "We took them out of what they wanted to do, and made them go to second and third options. We also did a really good job the second half cleaning up the defensive glass (rebounding)."
T.C. Thomason had a game-high 14 points with four rebounds and three assists to lead Centre. Kris Bentley added 11 points, four rebounds and three assists and while Ryan Crowdis had 12 points, four assists and no turnovers in 19 minutes. "That's a very good assists to turnover ratio for Crowdis," Mason said.
For the game, Centre had 17 assists on 26 field goals