Carroll (Wis.) stuns Transylvania
Pioneers hit 59 percent from the floor to advance to second round
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The roll continues as Carroll (Wis.) stunned No. 16 Transylvania 84-72 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday.
The Pioneers are looking to get to the round of 16 for the first time since the 2007 when they play again on Saturday vs. Wittenberg, which knocked off Birmingham-Southern in the first contest of the night.
The hosts packed the house and created a distinct home-court advantage until the Pioneer seized control of the game with their strengths on the low blocks and deadly 3-point shooting.
Carroll continued its hot shooting from the field, connecting on 59.1 percent of its attempts.
The Pioneers held a 41-32 lead at halftime thanks in part to 6 of 10 shooting from three-point land. Carroll finished the night nine 3s on 15 attempts.
Dan Kratz and Alec Molter tied for game-highs with 15 points each while four others reached double figures in scoring -- Kevin Hurd (13), Christian Shepley (13), Kyle Jones (11) and Jake Bast (10).