Men's basketball blows late lead to Findlay, loses 68-63 - The South End: Archives

Welcome!
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Men's basketball blows late lead to Findlay, loses 68-63

Losing streak now at season-high four games

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Sunday, January 8, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 11:42 am, Fri Apr 5, 2013.

The men's basketball team closed out their four game road trip in losing fashion on Saturday afternoon, blowing a late game lead to the 17th ranked University of Findlay Oilers 68-63—to fall to 8-5 (5-2 GLIAC).

In a game that featured 13 lead changes and nine tied scores, the Oilers made more big plays down the stretch than WSU.

The Warriors held a one-point advantage with 1:15 remaining before Findlay guard Kyle Caiola drove the lane for a lay-up—was fouled and completed a three-point play.

Caiola and Oilers guard Aaron Robinson then converted four unanswered free throws to make it 66-61 with just 12 seconds remaining in the contest. Warrior guard Bryan Coleman drove the lane for a lay up to cut the score to 66-63, but it was Caiola who drilled another pair of free throws to seal the win for the Oilers.

Caiola tallied a game-high 20 points while WSU center Ike Udanoh spearheaded the Warrior attack, scoring 16 points while guard Dale Brundidge snagged eight rebounds and dished out five assists—both game-highs.

The Warriors were excellent from both the field and the free throw line, shooting 50 percent (25-50) and 91.7 percent (11-12), respectively. However, they lost the turnover battle to Findlay, coughing up the ball 13 times while the Oilers suffered only seven miscues.

Wayne State returns home for a 7:37 p.m. tip-off on Thursday for a rematch with Hillsdale at the Matthaei. They look to snap a season-high four-game skid.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

Online poll

Loading…

Follow us on Facebook