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Last-Second Tipin Ends Bucs' Winning Streak, Postseason Hopes

February 15, 2012 at 9:22 pm

David Bremner

Waukesha, WI -- The Beloit College Men's Basketball team got hit by a double-whammy in a 67-65 loss at Carroll University on Wednesday night.

Not only did the last-second tip-in snap a four-game winning streak by the Buccaneers but also dashed their hopes to grab the final spot in the Midwest Conference Tournament.

A bright spot for the night came late in the first half when senior David Bremner, in just his third season in Beloit, became the 19th Men's Basketball player to eclipse the 1,000-point career mark.  Bremner's 20 points give him 1,011, good for a tie for 15th place with Mark Hanzlik (1975-79), heading into the season finale on Saturday.

Beloit started fast, racing to a 12-5 lead in the first four-plus minutes.  Carroll got back within three but the Bucs still led 20-13 at the 10:57 mark.  The Pioneers then took off on a 17-0 run over the next seven minutes to take control of the game.  They led 35-23 at the break.

The Buccaneers shot just 24% (6-25) in the first half, including going 0-8 from three-point.

The Bucs got back in it with a 19-9 run out of the lockerroom to pull back within 44-42 on a Michael Horton three-pointer with 13:45 left.  Carroll regained control with a 14-5 run but Beloit responded with an 8-3 run to trail by six heading into the final five minutes.

Beloit kept chipping away and finally tied things up at 65-all with 7.2 seconds left on a pair of Tyler Butke free throws.  But CU got the tip-in off a missed shot as the clock hit :00 for the win.

Besides Bremner's 20, Butke finished with 18 points and seven rebounds and James Lazarcik had 17 points and eight boards.

The Buccaneers finish up the 2011-12 season on Saturday afternoon when they host Ripon College for Senior Day.  Tip-off is at 4:00 p.m.