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Buccaneers Top IC to Snap Loss String

January 7, 2017

Jacksonville, IL -- The Beloit College Men's Basketball team got double-figure scoring from five players and held off a late-game run with free throws to snap an eight-game loss streak in an 82-74 win at Illinois College Saturday afternoon.

The game was close throughout the opening half, with the Bucs holding the advantage for much of the period.  But after Beloit built their largest lead at 34-28 with 4:56 left Illinois College closed the half on a 10-4 run to lead 39-38 heading to the lockerroom.

The Buccaneers came out of halftime on a 12-3 run to take a 50-42 lead five minutes into the second half.  The largest spread came with 8:44 left at 65-53.  But IC kept chipping away at the deficit, pulling to within 76-70 with 1:22 remaining.  Beloit capped the victory with six free throws in the final 1:11.

Andrew Bremner had career-highs with 22 points and 15 rebounds while Tristan Shoup also had a double-double with 14 points and a career-best 14 rebounds.  Mason Jones added a career-high 12 points, Cody Risseeuw 11 points and five assists and Mike Gulve 10 points and four assists.

Beloit shot a season-best 56.1% (32-57) from the field, including 58.6% (17-29) in the second half while holding the Blueboys to 37% (27-73) for the game.

The Buccaneers look to keep the momentum going from the win when they host back-to-back games next weekend, playing Knox College at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Grinnell College at 3:00 p.m. Saturday.