LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- No. 25 Findlay slipped past 11th-ranked Northern Kentucky by a score of 50-49 on Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

The Oilers, who built a 10-0 lead to start the game and never trailed, improved to 24-6 on the year with the win.

The Norse had the ball with under ten seconds to play, but Aaron Robinson came up with a huge steal. After a foul, Jake Heagen went to the free throw line with only four seconds remaining.

After two misses from Heagen, the Norse had one final opportunity to win the game, but they could not get a shot off before the buzzer sounded.

Findlay shot 41.9 percent (18-of-43) from the floor and held the Norse to a mere 33.3 percent (14-of-42) shooting clip.

Heagen led the Oilers with 11 points, five rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

Greg Kahlig, Kyle Caiola and Rob Marsden each added ten points in the game as well for the Oilers.

Ethan Faulkner led the Norse with 24 points, accounting for nearly half of Northern Kentucky's points.