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Buccaneers Drop Home Finale After Late Rally by Cornell

February 15, 2017

Beloit, WI -- The Beloit College Men's Basketball team couldn't hold off Cornell College in the final five minutes, falling 67-59 in the home finale Tuesday night in Flood Arena.

The first half was close from tip to buzzer, with a six-point lead by each team the largest spread.  The Buccaneers led 27-26 at the break on Sam Noyce's layup with a minute left held up.

Beloit held a slim lead for a good part of the second half, pushing it to six points with 8:00 left.  But an 8-0 run by the Rams from 5:13 to 3:39 gave CC a 59-52 lead that the Bucs couldn't overcome, getting as close as four with 35 seconds left on a Mike Gulve three-pointer.  But that three was the last points the Buccaneers would score as Cornell hit four straight free throws in the last 32 seconds.

Beloit shot 45.8% (27-59) for the game but were just 4-19 from three-point.  Cornell shot 45.5% (20-44) from the field with six three-pointers and a huge 21-1 advantage at the free throw stripe.

Noyce and Tristan Shoup led the Bucs with 12 points each.  Andrew Bremner added eight points with seven rebounds.  Carlton Henning tied a career-high with 10 rebounds.

Gulve, Bremner and Jacob Manthe all played their final home game.

Beloit closes out the season Saturday when they play St. Norbert College at UW-Green Bay.  Tipoff is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.