#16 Doane Rallies Past Prairie Wolves 68-63
For the second straight game, the Nebraska Wesleyan men's basketball team was not able to close out a game despite holding a double-digit second half lead as #16 Doane College rallied back to defeat the Prairie Wolves, 68-63, in GPAC men's basketball action in Crete, Neb.
NWU led 55-42 midway through the second half but the 16th-ranked Tigers closed the game on a 26-8 run to earn the victory.
Doane finally got the lead with just over one minute to play as Connor Beranek scored inside with 1:04 remaining. The Prairie Wolves missed a 3-point attempt and had a turnover on their next two possessions while Doane went 3-4 at the free throw line to extend the lead. NWU was just 3-8 at the free throw line for the entire game as a team.
Nebraska Wesleyan blew a 14-point lead with just three minutes remaining in a double-overtime loss to Dakota Wesleyan last Saturday in Mitchell, S.D.
Against Doane, four different Prairie Wolves reached double figures in scoring. Byron Thompson had a career-high 14 points to lead NWU. Eric Jackson and Jonah Bradley each scored 13 with Tim Schweitzer adding 12 points.
Nick Reed led all scorers for Doane with 21 points, going 10-11 at the free throw line.
NWU will now return home on Saturday to host GPAC leader, and No. 7 Northwestern College.
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