On Friday, the Lions defeated the No. 22 team in the nation in double overtime. The game went back and forth the whole time. The Red Wolves went on a late run to extend their lead to 10 points with four minutes remaining in regulation. The Lions ended the game on a 10-0 run, including a three-pointer by Rafael Tyler with seven seconds remaining, to send the game into overtime. The score remained close throughout the first overtime as both teams scored nine points to send it to a second overtime. The Lions got a three-pointer from Tim Fortenberry and Rafael Tyler to start the period, giving them the lead. Bryan would hold the lead for the whole period to win the game.
The Lions shot 36.6% from the floor for the game, while holding the Red Wolves to just 32.9% from the floor. Bryan recorded 55 rebounds for the game, 9 more than their opponent.
On Saturday, it was a tale of two halves. In the first half, the Lions shot over 50% and went into the locker room at halftime leading 31-29. However, in the second half Bryan struggled as they shot only 32.1% and were outscored by 15 points.
The Lions shot 41.2% from the floor for the game, while the Tigers shot 46% from the floor. Bryan recorded 30 rebounds for the game, 2 less than their opponent.
The Lions are now 3-5 overall. They play again on Wednesday at home in their first conference game against Tennessee Wesleyan College. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30pm ET.