Wisconsin-Stout wins at buzzer
Kujak’s last-second 3-pointer lifts Devils past UW-Stevens Point
STEVENS POINT, Wis. -- Hank Kujak hit a 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds remaining in overtime to give Wisconsin-Stout a 67-64 win against 12th ranked Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Wednesday.
It would turn out to be a night of 3-pointers near the buzzer for the Blue Devils (8-16, 3-12 WIAC). Trailing by nine points, 57-48 with 3:49 left in regulation, Stout began its comeback.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 3 MIT 71, WPI 66|
|No. 6 Cabrini 96, Keystone 85|
|No. 7 Virginia Wesleyan 73, Lynchburg 62|
|No. 9 UW-Whitewater 76, UW-Oshkosh 64|
|UW-Stout 67, No. 12 UW-Stevens Point 64 (OT)|
|No. 13 Frank. and Marshall 71, Johns Hopkins 63|
|No. 14 Transylvania 74, Hanover 65|
|UW-La Crosse 74, No. 19 UW-River Falls 66|
|No. 21 Wittenberg 56, DePauw 55|
Alex Oman hit a 3-pointer to put Stout within six, 57-51 at 3:32. Jarvis Ragland cut the lead to four with a bucket at 3:06, then nearly a minute later, Ragland hit a free throw to cut the lead to 57-54. Oman hit the second of two free throw attempts at 1:26 to cut the Pointer (19-5, 12-3 WIAC) lead to two 57-55.
The Pointers' Dan Tillema stretched the lead back up to four with a pair of free throws at 1:12, but Ragland made it 59-57 on a pass from Erik Olson. With four seconds remaining, the Pointers' Tyler Tillema made the front end of a pair of free throws and the ball went out of bounds in favor of the Blue Devils. Oman drilled a 3-pointer with one tick left on the clock to send the game into overtime 60-60.
The Pointers got a pair of free throw early in the overtime period to take a 62-60 lead, but Oman put Stout ahead 63-62 with a 3-pointer. The lead swung back to the Pointers 64-63 on a bucket by Tyler TIllema at 3:09.
That would be the end of the scoring until 1:55 when Kujak was fouled and made the front end of the pair of charity attempts to tie the game at 64. Then came a series of missed shots both teams. The Pointers came up empty at 1:30 and Stout missed a pair of layups and a pair of free throws. The Pointers missed a shot with 34 seconds left and Kujak pulled down the rebounds.
The Blue Devils worked the ball around and got the ball into the hands of Oman, their leading scorer. But with four seconds remaining, Dan Tillema blocked Oman's layup, with the rebound falling into Kujak's hands, who stepped back and hit the game winning 3-pointer, his only 3-point attempt of the night.
The game was close throughout. The Pointers held as much as a five-point lead in the first half and built up to the nine-point lead late in the game before Stout's comeback.