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Truman Upsets 7th Ranked Southern on a Thomas Buzzer-Beater

The Truman State men’s basketball knocked off 7th ranked Missouri Southern 71-68 on a Brodric Thomas buzzer-beater in the home opener Thursday night at Pershing Arena. Brad Boyer had the call on Superstation KRES and centralmoinfo.com….

The Bulldogs had to play the length of the court with 2.7 seconds on the clock. Head coach Jeff Horner said his team executed perfectly….

Thomas led all scorers with 23 points. Missouri Southern All-Region center Cam Martin scored 18 before fouling out. He picked up his fourth with 13:48 left. After sitting nearly 10 minutes, Martin fouled out 29 seconds after returning to the floor….

Horner’s big man, Cade McKnight scored 20, including 16 in the second half. Turner Scott chipped in 14. The upset came a year after the Lions routed Truman by 29 points in Joplin with the same starting five. Southern drops to 3-1. The Bulldogs improve to 2-3. Truman will next play over Thanksgiving weekend against two more MIAA teams in Washburn and Newman. You can hear the postgame interview with Jeff Horner with this story at centralmoinfo.com.

postgame with coach Horner….



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