N Alabama 80, Barton 67: N Alabama rode a tough zone defense and four players with at least 13 points to a comfortable victory over Barton. PoG SG Lawrence Holiday had 19 points.
Coker 68, Incarnate Word 64: A disaster of final 7 minutes for Incarnate Word allows them to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory against Coker. 1 of 6 from the floor, 4 turnovers, an offensive foul and an injury is not a way to close out a team. PofG David Cagle had 10 points & 7 boards. C Irving Hayes had 23 points & 7 boards in a losing effort.
St Edwards 75, Longwood 72 (OT): Longwood's Larry Norman made a 3-three-pointer with 0:07 remaining to break a tie, forcing a timeout by coach gohall. Coach drew up Luis Lockett three with 0:02 remaining to force OT. St Eds took a three-point lead with 2:13 in OT on an old-fashioned three-point play and Longwood could not close the margin. PoG PF Christopher Brunet had 18 points.
St Mary's 73, Lees-McRae 61: Dynamic duo PoG Stephen Parrish and James Clark combined for 44 points as St Mary's got past Lees-McRae. Lees-McRae gunner Gerald Conway was held to 7 of 19 shooting.
W Alabama 64, Pfeiffer 49: W Alabama ground out extra possessions against Pfeiffer in cruising to a 15 point win. They enjoyed a 10 rebound advantage and turned the ball over 6 more times than Pfeiffer. PoG PG Robert Loehr gets 12 points, 5 dimes & steals for the team from Livingston AL.
The Heartland was one game from a closing night sweep and takes the Challenge, 7 games to 4. Congrats to the Heartland.