BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Babson College men's basketball team outscored Bowdoin 12-2 over the final five minutes to take a 76-66 win at Morrell Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon.
The Beavers remain unbeaten at 6-0 this winter while the Polar Bears fall to 3-3 on the season.
- The contest was back-and-forth throughout, as the game featured 13 tie scores and 18 lead changes.
- Babson carried a 38-32 lead into the break thanks to a 9-0 surge before the break, sparked by three-pointers from Jack Coolahan and Frank Oftring, to carry the six-point edge into the break.
- The Beavers opened up a 10-point lead out of the half, but Bowdoin stayed within striking distance, using a 9-2 lead to tighten the contest midway through the second half.
- Bowdoin briefly took the lead with eight minutes on the clock as David Reynolds scored four straight points to give the hosts a 55-53 edge with 8:33 on the clock.
- Babson quickly replied with four straight points to regain the lead and the teams traded buckets until the 5:24 mark when a Zavier Rucker layup knotted the contest at 64-64.
- The Polar Bears missed their next five shots, however, and committed three crucial turnovers in a three-minute span as Babson slowly pulled away.
- Andrew Jaworski delivered the big blow with a three-pointer for the visitors, and the Beavers went 9-10 from the free throw line in the final five minutes to seal the victory.
By The Numbers
- The teams finished an identical 43% shooting for the contest, but Babson went 8-21 from three-point range compared to 4-22 for Bowdoin.
- The Beavers also connected on 20-25 from the free throw stripe with Bowdoin going 12-15.
- Zavier Rucker scored 15 points for Bowdoin while David Reynolds added 15 points and six boards.
- Taiga Kagitomi added ten points and five caroms for Bowdoin in the loss.
- Babson was led by a game-high 19 points from Jack Coolahan, who went 4-6 from long distance.
- Andrew Jaworski had a double-double with 11 points and ten rebounds for Babson as Crew Ainge (16), Frank Ofting (12) and Colin Bradanese (10) also saw double-digits.
- Bowdoin will return to action Thursday evening when they host Bates at 7:00 p.m.
- Babson plays Amherst at home on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.