Men's Basketball

Down Go The Tigers 94-86 in Rivalry Basketball Game

Release Courtesy of Nebraska Wesleyan Athletics

Nebraska Wesleyan led the entire game including a 19-point lead at halftime then held on for a 94-86 victory over arch rival Doane College on Wednesday night (Jan. 15) at the Haddix Center in Crete, Neb.

The Prairie Wolves shot a sizzling 65.9 percent from the field and 75.0 percent from 3-point range in their best shooting performance of the season.

NWU (9-6, 4-6 GPAC) snaps their 3-game losing streak and continues to hold a three game edge in the all-time series with the Tigers.

Nebraska Wesleyan shot 63 percent and were 6-7 from 3-point in the first half to hold a 49-31 advantage at the break.

Doane wasn't going to go away easily and they cut the lead down to three points with nine minutes remaining.  Just when the Tigers would get close, the Prairie Wolves would knock down a key basket and never let Doane get closer than three points.

Jonah Bradley went over 20 points for the third time in the past four games as he tied for the team lead with 21 points.  Bradley was 5-6 from 3-point range and moved up to 8th on the all-time list.

Two other NWU players shared scoring honors with Bradley as Trevor Johnson and Trent Scheitel each had 21 points.  Johnson was 6-8 from the floor and had a team-high seven rebounds, while Scheitel was 7-8 from the field and had 16 in the first half.

Domonique Smith and Nick Reed combined for 56 of the Tigers 86 points with Smith scoring 29 and Reed adding 27 with 15 rebounds.