The St. Thomas University men lost to Bethel Monday night on a last second, buzzer-beater shot by Bethel's Kellan Dahlquist. Tonight, John Nance scored as time expired to give the Tommies a dramatic 1-point win in over St. Olaf 78-77. Nance scored 6 of the Tommies' final 11 points and assisted on 2 more, as St. Thomas overcame a 70-67 deficit in the final 4 minutes of play.
The Oles had led by as many as 12 in the 1st half, at 20-8, 22-10, 24-12 and 26-14, but the Tommies stormed back to tie it up at 39-39 all America. The largest lead of the 2nd half fell to St. Thomas, 51-47, and the score was tied 11 times in the 2nd half alone.
Both teams shot over 50 percent, but the Tommies also made 87 percent of their FT while St. Olaf made just 14-of-23.
Augsburg and Gustavus remained in a 1st place tie with the Tommies at 8-2. Augsburg won at St. John's 65-49 as Andy Grzesiak-Grimm scored 24 points with 15 boards. Gustavus hammered Hamline 105-79 as Seth Anderson lit it up to the tune of 34 points. Gustavus shot 59 percent in the 2nd half, and also made 28-of-29 colors.
Player of the Day
Seth Anderson, Gustavus
Coach of the Day
Mark Hanson, Gustavus