March 14, 2009

Courtesy of DBU Athletics

WARRENSBURG, Mo. - The Patriots captured their first NCAA Division II Tournament win defeating the number three seeded University of Central Oklahoma 89-75 on Saturday afternoon on the campus of the University of Central Missouri.

The Patriots shook off post-season jitters as they began the game, but DBU regrouped taking the lead over the Bronchos 18-12 midway through the first half.

Junior Eddie Gloviak led the Patriots with aggressive offensive play scoring 10 points in the first half.  Gloviak led the Patriots as he finished the day with 18 points shooting 7-for-11 from the field, and a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe.  He also added one assist and one rebound in the win.

Junior Trent Brownlee was able to put in seven points for the Patriots off the bench as well as Sophomore Jared Whitmire, who added four points of his own.

Sophomore Braxton Adamson finished the half with eight points.  Adamson ended the day with 16 points shooting 4-for-8 from behind the arc, and 4-for-4 from the charity stripe.  Adamson also added three assists, and two rebounds.

The Patriots jumped out to an 11 point lead to start the second half, but UCO capitalized on DBU turnovers to chip away at the Patriot lead and leave the score 53-49 with 12:07 left in the game.

Junior Bryan Baumann gave the Patriots breathing room as he drained two shots from behind the arc to extend the lead back to ten, 61-51, with 8:41 left in the second half.

Baumann ended the day 3-for-5 from the field, 2-for-3 from behind the arc, and a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line scoring 16 points.  He led the Patriots on the glass as he grabbed seven rebounds, and added three assists.

Off the bench, Brownlee finished the win with 10 points, three rebounds, and two assists.  Freshman Jordan McGowen scored 13 points, and added seven rebounds, and two assists in the victory.

The Patriots continued to pressure UCO as DBU went on an 18-5 run to give 71-54 with 6:00 left in the game.

The UCO Bronchos tried a last ditch effort to come back, but costly fouls allowed the Patriots to finish the game off on top and capture their first NCAA Division II Tournament win in school history, 89-75 over UCO.

The Patriots are back in action on Sunday, March 15, at 4:00 p.m. as they await their opponent as seventh seeded Angelo State University plays second seeded Southwest Baptist University at 2:30 p.m.