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Buccaneers Topple Sixth-Ranked St. Norbert

December 8, 2010 at 9:41 pm
David Bremner

Beloit, WI -- The Beloit College Men's Basketball team scored what could a signature win for the program on Wednesday night in Flood Arena, topping sixth-ranked St. Norbert College 62-50.

The win gave SNC its first loss of the season and marked the first Beloit win over St. Norbert since January 6, 2007.

The opening half was tight throughout, with six ties and neither team building more than a three-point lead.  But a three-pointer by Chris Bremner with 1:54 left put the Bucs up by five at the break, 24-19.  David Bremner had ten first-half points.

The Buccaneers kept up the pressure in the second half and jumped out to a nine-point advantage at 28-19 just over two minutes in.  SNC cut it down to one at 33-32 with 11:51 remaining but Beloit went on a 10-2 run in the next three minutes to push the lead back to nine at 43-34 under the ten-minute mark.

After St. Norbert got back within seven with 8:28 left, a pair of James Lazarcik free throws put the Buccaneers back up nine.  And that's as close as SNC would get in the final six-plus minutes.  Beloit's biggest lead was 13 at several times, the last with 43 seconds remaining.

The Bucs sealed the win with free throws, hitting 15 of 18 charity tosses in the final 3:24.

David Bremner led the Buccaneers with 21 points while Patrick Kenny and Travis Towns each added 11.

Beloit now has some time off for finals before returning to action on Saturday, December 18, when they host Lakeland College in Flood Arena.  Game time is at 3:30 p.m.