STEVENS POINT, Wis. --  No. 18 Wisconsin-Stevens Point used a 21-6 run in the second half to extend its home win streak to 27 games as it defeated No. 13 St. Thomas (Minn.) 72-66 on Thursday.

The game featured the last two teams to hoist a national championship trophy as the Tommies did in 2011 and the Pointers in 2010.

Both teams traded baskets early on as there were three ties in the first five minutes.

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18 UW-Stevens Point 72, No. 13 St. Thomas (Minn.) 66

Up three, Tyler Tillema sparked a 7-2 run to increase the Pointers lead to 10 at 27-17.

St. Thomas held Wisconsin-Stevens Point scoreless in the final 4:57 of the first half and narrowed the margin to 27-25 entering halftime.

In the second, Will DeBerg knotted the game up once again with a 3-pointer before the Pointers put together a 21-6 run, capped off by a Jordan Brezinski layup, for a 15-point lead with 8:33 remaining.

The Tommies then went on a 15-5 run of their own and with 1:23 remaining cut the Pointers lead to 63-61.

As St. Thomas was looking to extend the game, Wisconsin-Stevens Point knocked down 9-of-12 free throws down the stretch and Brezinski came up with a block to end the Tommies rally, resulting in a 72-66 victory for the Pointers.

Dan Tillema recorded a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds while Jordan Giordana scored a season-high 15, going 6-of-6 from the free-throw line. Tyler Tillema and Brezinski also scored in double digits with 13 and 10 points, respectively. Tyler Tillema dished out a game-high seven assists.

Tommy Hannon led all scorers with 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds in the loss.

Wisconsin-Stevens Point shot 51.1 percent on the day while St. Thomas shot 45.6 percent. The Tommies dominated the Pointers in the paint with a 42-24 advantage.