Men’s Basketball Survives Major Threat; Wins Third in a Row

Men’s Basketball Survives Major Threat; Wins Third in a Row

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee men's basketball team escaped with a win on its home floor with a 62-59 triumph over the Majors of Millsaps College, Sunday afternoon inside Juhan Gymnasium.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (16-4, 5-4) 62, Millsaps (10-10, 2-7) 59
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-Trailing 8-4 with 13:30 left in the half, the Tigers went to work, making back-to-back triples to lead 10-8.

-After the Majors evened the score, the Purple and Gold went on a 9-0 run to push the lead to 19-10.

-The visitors were able to cut the deficit to as low as seven on two different occasions late in the first half, but the Tigers led by nine, 36-27, at the break.

-Sewanee made the lead as big as 13, but Millsaps was able to cut the deficit to one with a little over a minute to go.

-The teams were unable to get anything in the bucket in the final minute, but with less than 30 seconds left in regulation, the Majors had a chance to take the lead, but a steal by Jordan Warlick gave Sewanee possession.

-After two free throws by Hunter Buescher with 2.2 seconds to go, the Majors had to go the length of the floor to attempt to tie the game, but an errant pass by Millsaps sealed the victory.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Hunter Buescher led the Tigers with 15 points, while Jordan Warlick posted 12 points.

-Matt Lee posted nine rebounds and eight points, while Luke Smith dished out six assists.

MILLSAPS KEY STATISTICS
-Michael Sullivan scored 12 points to lead the visitors, while Zachary Tullos added 10 points.

UP NEXT
The Tigers return to the road for the final time in the regular season, as they head west to Rhodes and Hendrix. The road trip begins in Conway, Ark. with the Warriors of Hendrix Friday night.

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