“Gar played a great game and Tim was huge tonight”, said Hatters head coach Derek Waugh. “He was scoring points, had some big rebounds and took a charge at a key moment.”
Stetson was a step behind early playing tentatively, turning the ball over six times and allowing the Tigers to open the game with an 11-0 run. The Hatters found their way and responded with a 12-2 run of their own on three field goals for Blair and a pair of 3-pointers by Lohuis and Eric Diaz (Miami, Fla.). The run made the score 13-12 for the Tigers with 12:56 remaining in the first half. By the break Stetson’s field goal percentage was 48% and it was up by 10 points (33-23).
“I have to give a lot of credit to our bench and those guys on the floor that didn’t lose their heads when we were down early”, said Waugh. “We faced a good defensive team tonight; they get after you, no doubt about that.”
Consecutive 3-pointers and two free throws by Tim Lang put the Hatters up 55-41 at 8:36.
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