Men’s Basketball Loses in Final Seconds at Carleton

Posted on February 5th, 2020 by

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NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s basketball team had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds Wednesday night at Carleton, but wound up losing 70-69. The Gusties are now 8-13 overall and 8-8 in the MIAC, while the Knights improve to 9-12 overall and 6-10 in the league.

Trailing by four with 43 seconds left in the game, Peter Lundquist (Jr., Rochester) made a shot just outside the paint to make the score 70-68. Carleton missed a three with 24 seconds on the clock, got the offensive rebound, and was fouled on the put-back. But the one-and-one free throw was no good, Gustavus rebounded, and called a timeout with 11 seconds to go. After the break, Kaleb Feahn (Jr., Waseca) drove the lane and was fouled with three seconds remaining. His first free throw missed and the second was good to make it a one-point game, but the Knights were able to wind-down the clock for the win.

Nolan Malo (So., Owatonna) led the Gusties with 16 points. Feahn finished with 15 and Lundquist had 14 along with seven rebounds. The Gusties shot 41.9 percent from the floor and went 11-of-12 from the free throw line.

Carleton, after trailing 36-33 at the half, opened the second on a 13-2 run for a 46-38 lead at the 16:30 mark. The Gusties were able to regain the lead at 52-51 with 10:36 remaining, but the Knights answered on the ensuing possession and maintained an advantage for the rest of the contest. The Knights shot 60.9 percent in the final 20 minutes.

Gustavus next travels to St. Olaf on Saturday for a 1 p.m. tipoff.

 

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