The Nebraska Wesleyan men’s basketball team picked up their first win of the season on Friday night as they defeated Colorado College 65-55 on the first day of the 21st Annual Snyder Classic in Lincoln, Neb.
The Prairie Wolves never trailed in the game, but the Tigers got within four points in the final minute before NWU iced the victory at the free throw line.
Freshman Brett Potter came off the bench to have a big game for the Prairie Wolves. Potter recorded his first collegiate double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead NWU in both categories.
Neither team could get any offense going as Colorado College shot only 28.1 percent from the floor, and NWU hit only 35.2 percent. The Prairie Wolves led by nine at halftime, as the Tigers made only 6-25 field goals.
The two teams combined for 49 total fouls in the very physical game that had 58 free throw attempts.
Besides Potter, Andrew Palmer also came off the bench to score 10 points for NWU. No NWU starter reached double figures in scoring.
Colorado College was led by Nick Rose who had a game-high 23 points on 7-17 shooting.
In the first game of the day, Westminster defeated Crown College, 86-57. Day 2 of the Snyder Classic will have Crown versus Colorado College at 5:30, and NWU will take on Westminster College at 7:30 pm.