Men's Basketball Stunned by Late Three Pointer
Jan 20, 2018
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque men's basketball led for nearly the entire game on Saturday, but that wasn't enough as the visiting Nebraska Wesleyan University Prairiewolves steal the match late on a three pointer by a final 85-84 score.
The two teams met just a week ago and T,J, Lake finished both games with 30 points. Michael Williams earned another double-double in back-to-back starts adding 18 points and 11 rebounds. Marcus McDaniel connected with four deep balls to end the night with 14 points.
UD led the game for 36:36, but the Prairiewolves led when it counted, a slim 1:59. The Spartans led by 15 points in the forst half and led by 8 points with 4:01 left in the game. NWU would sink five baskets from beyone the three point arc in the final minutes and UD would miss a free throw with 1:29.
Coach Robbie Sieverding was looking to lead his squad to a perfect three in a row this week, but the Prairiewolves had other thoughts to maintain theor place at the top of the Iowa Conference with a 7-2 mark. UD is tied for seventh in the standing after the loss with a 2-7 record and a 10-8 overall record.
The Spartans take their show on the road when they travel on Jan. 24 to play Simpson (5-3 in IIAC, 9-7 overall) and Wartburg (5-3 in IIAC, 12-5 overall) on Jan. 27.