ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern took a one-point lead with 48 seconds left, but the advantaged slipped away from the Rangers, with Mid-America coming away with a 73-69 victory on Saturday afternoon.
Trailing by 13 at half, Brandon Brown got Northwestern right back in the thick of things, adding three-treys during the first three minutes of the second half. With the Rangers down 68-65 with six seconds left, Marshall Bell hit a fade away three-pointer while being hacked, tying up the game. Bell sunk the free throw to put NWOSU up by one, but Charlie Shorter canned a three with a second left, putting the Rangers’ hopes for a win out of reach.
Northwestern was held to five three’s, while collectively shooting 38 percent. Brown finished with 23 points and six rebounds, while Brandon Dixon wasn’t far behind with a double-double of 21 points and 11 boards.
Mid-America finished the game shooting 42 percent, as Shorter led the way for the Evangels with 20 points.
Northwestern (10-14, 5-12) takes on Oklahoma Baptist in Shawnee on Thursday, Feb. 18 for in an 8 p.m. tip-off.
Sat, February 13, 2010
by Ryan Hintergardt