Darrin Dorsey scored 34 points to lead 17th-ranked Dakota Wesleyan to a 83-70 victory over Nebraska Wesleyan and their seventh straight win in GPAC men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 23) at Snyder Arena in Lincoln.
Dorsey scored 23 points in the first half as the Tigers shot 60.0 percent in the first 20 minutes. They did not cool off in the second half as they finished the game shooting a blazing 59.6 percent.
NWU (6-11, 4-6 GPAC) battled tough the entire game and trailed just 38-36 at halftime despite the hot shooting for the Tigers. The Prairie Wolves stayed within six points during the first five minutes of the second half before DWU went on a run. The Tigers extended their lead to double figures with just over eight minutes to play, and NWU could never get back within single digits.
The Prairie Wolves just had no answer for Dorsey who finished 12-19 from the floor, 9-10 from the free throw line for his 34 points. He added seven assists, seven rebounds and four steals in his terrific performance. All-American forward Preston Broughton just missed a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds, while fellow All-American forward Brady Wiebe added 13.
Sophomore Bryce Arp had a career night for Nebraska Wesleyan with 21 points. Mitch Liberty also scored a career-high with 13 points, while Jake Spurgeon dished out a career high 10 assists.