FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Sophomore Collin Seubert hit a three-pointer as time expired to send the MSOE men's basketball team to a thrilling 60-59 victory over Marian Wednesday evening at Sadoff Gymnasium.
The Raiders (12-9, 9-7 NACC) knocked off the Sabres (10-11, 9-7 NACC) for a third-straight victory and clinched their spot in the NACC Tournament.
Junior Connor Patterson posted his second-straight 20-point game, finishing with a game-high 22 points to go with eight rebounds. Seubert scored 13 points, hitting on 3-of-4 from three-point range, including the game-winner.
Josh Creed led Marian with 20 points. Alex Stecker scored 15 and Drew Binversie chipped in 11.
Creed had what looked like a game-winner with a jumper putting his team ahead by two with just five seconds remaining. The home team immediately called a timeout. Coming out of the break, the ball made its way to Seubert, who drilled the winning shot as time expired.
MSOE led by six points at 55-49 with just over four minutes remaining, but the Sabres rattled off an 8-0 run to take a 57-55 lead inside the final minute. Patterson leveled the game at 57-57 with 29 seconds remaining, setting up the dramatic final seconds.
The Raiders shot 42 percent in the game, compared to 44.4 percent by Marian, but capitalized at the free throw line with a 14-of-18 (.778) clip. Meanwhile, the homestanding Sabres went 5-for-13 at the charity stripe in the game.
The Red & White will look to extend its winning streak Saturday at Benedictine.