WAUKESHA, WIS. -- Carroll University
withstood two potential game winning scoring chances by Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology at the end of regulation, before earning a
65-59 overtime victory in a battle of two teams ranked in the
D3hoops.com National Top 30 on Tuesday night.
Rose-Hulman had two potential game winning shots in the final 30
seconds of regulation, but Carroll forced the defensive stop
and the overtime period.
In the extra session, Carroll scored the first five points to
gain a 56-51 lead and held a two-possession lead for much of the
period, until freshman Jimmy Miller (Indianapolis/North
Central) buried a three-pointer to bring Rose-Hulman
within 61-59 with 25 seconds left.
The host Pioneers buried four free throws in the final seconds
to secure the margin of victory.
Senior Austin Weatherford (Cicero/Hamilton
Heights) led all scorers with 20 points for his 10th
career game of 20 or more points.
Miller poured in 11 points, with junior Julian
Strickland (Indianapolis/Pike) adding 10 points and senior
Brenton Balsbaugh (Greenville, Ohio/Arcanum)
scoring nine points. Balsbaugh and senior Jon Gerken
(Defiance, Ohio/Tinora) had a team-high eight rebounds and
Strickland grabbed seven. Weatherford also contributed six
Kevin Hurd led the Carroll offense with 13 points, and Alec
Molter also reached double figures with 12 points for the
Carroll improved to 3-0 on the season with the victory, while
Rose-Hulman stands 2-1. The Fightin' Engineers travel to
Wabash College on Monday night.