The Truman State men built a 15 point lead early in the second half and held on for a 67-59 victory at Findlay, Ohio today (Friday) in the season-opener for both teams. The host Oilers came all the way back to take a brief lead of three with under five minutes left, but the Bulldogs went back on top on back-to-back hoops from Brodric Thomas and made 9-of-10 free throws in the final two minutes. Thomas led all scorers with 31 points. The ‘Dogs played without head coach Jeff Horner, who had his final round of chemo treatment for cancer, and also played without center and GLVC Freshman of the Year Cade McKnight. Assistant coach Austin McBeth guided Truman to victory. It was only the 4th non-conference home loss for Findlay in 15 years.
The Bulldogs will play Cedarville in their second game of this GLVC/G-MAC Crossover Challenge tomorrow (Sat.) at 3:00 central time. Cedarville lost to Quincy in triple overtime 112-104.
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