Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Big Game Feb. 24--St. Thomas men 92 Augsburg 65

The Augsburg men made a game of it for a half and, based on the kind of season St. Thomas has had, that is about all one could expect. And so, leading 35-32 late in the 1st half, the Auggies watched the Tommies hit 3 3s down the stretch for a 41-35 halftime lead. And, then, St. Thomas dominated the 2nd half 51-30 for an easy 92-65 win.

Leading 44-38 early in the 2nd, St. Thomas put it away with a 16-5 spurt. Suddenly it was 60-43. Game over.

And make no mistake, Augsburg played pretty well--shot 44 percent, committed just 10 turnovers, scored 13 2nd chance points. But, seriously, St. Thomas is not 26-1, rated #1 in the nation for no reason. The Tommies out-did the Auggies every which way--shot 58 percent and 60 percent (12-of-20) on the 3s, committed just 8 turnovers, and scored 15 points off Augsburg turnovers.

Tommy Hannon scored 22 points with 6 boards for St. Thomas. Will DeBerg scored 20. John Nance scored 7 but added 9 boards and 2 blocks, Zach Reidemann scored just 6 but added 7 assists and 3 steals. Noah Kaiser scored just 4 but added 5 assists.

Augburg was led by Dan Kornbaum with 20 points and 10 boards, Andy Seidlitz with 13, 5 boards and 8 assists, and Parker Hines with 10, 4 assists and 3 steals.

Player of the Day: Hannon
Coach of the Day: John Tauer, St. Thomas

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