Beloit, WI -- The Beloit College Men's Basketball team used a second half spurt to get by Cornell College Wednesday night in a 75-63 win in Flood Arena, snapping a three-game losing streak.
The Buccaneers used a five-minute 12-4 run in the first half to open an 18-10 lead midway thru the half but the Rams responded with a 12-1 run to take a 22-19 lead with 8:05 left. The teams went to the break with Beloit leading 35-34.
A 10-5 CC run out of the lockerroom gave them a 44-40 advantage just under three minutes into the second half before the Bucs staged the game-changing spurt, out-scoring Cornell 18-2 over the next five minutes to take a 58-46 lead with 12:45 remaining. Cornell got back within five with 1:22 left but the Buccaneers closed the game on a 7-0 run to secure the win.
Beloit shot 50% (13-26) in the second half and 44.8% (26-58) for the game while holding Cornell to 36% (9-25) in the second 20 minutes and 45.3% (24-53) for the game.
Steve McAfee led four Bucs in double figures with 29 points and nine rebounds. Rudy Bentley scored 19, including four three-pointers, while handing out six assists while Andrew Bremner added 12 and Mike Gulve 11.
Beloit closes out its pre-Holidays schedule Saturday afternoon against Monmouth College in Flood Arena. Tip off is at 3:00 p.m.