The Bryan College men's basketball team traveled to Cleveland, Ga., to take on the Bears of Truett-McConnell College. It was a close game that came down to the wire. The Bears hit a three-pointer with 30 seconds remaining in the game to go ahead two points. The Lions came down the floor and hit a three of their own to go up one with six seconds left in the game. Truett then drove the length of the court and hit a floater from 10 feet out to take the lead with .6 seconds left on the clock. However, the officials called an offensive foul on the shooter when he came down, awarding two free throws to Bryan's Robert Troino. He knocked down both free throws to give the Lions the 76-75 win. The Bryan men are now 9-10 overall and 5-4 in the AAC.
Brandon Cole led the Lions with 23 points and 14 rebounds for his twelfth double-double on the season. Robert Troino finished with 20 points. Derrick Walker recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double in just five games. Logan Sharp added 8 points, 4 assists, and 2 steals.
Bryan shot 51.9% from the floor, while Truett shot 44.6%. The Lions won the battle on the boards 34-27 but lost the turnover battle 16-15.
The Lions play again Saturday at home verses St. Andrews University. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:00pm ET.