TLU Sinks Cowboys With Buzzer Beating 3-Pointer

TLU Sinks Cowboys With Buzzer Beating 3-Pointer


ABILENE, Texas – Texas Lutheran's Nathan Josephs hit a 3-pointer as time expired to beat Hardin-Simmons 79-76 on Saturday evening at the Mabee Complex.

Keenan Holdman had tied the game at 76 with five seconds to play on a putback on a rebound and with no timeouts Josephs dribbled up across half court and hit a running 3-pointer for the win.

HSU had trailed 75-69 with 2:54 to play, but Ryan Chaney scored five straight points to cut the deficit to 75-74 with :51 to play. Marcus Ellison then blocked Alex Cage's shot with :29 to play and Chris Barrett's shot at the rim just rolled off the rim. HSU fouled Sebastian Andrade with :20 to play and he split the free throws.

Neither team led by more than six points in the first half and the Cowboys took a 41:39 at half. TLU took the lead at the 12:28 mark of the second half and led the rest of the way until Holdman's shot with five seconds remaining.

The Cowboys outscored the bigger Bulldogs 50-28 in the paint and had a 22-8 advantage in points off turnovers. TLU offset it by going 22-of-27 at the free throw line.

Holdman led the Cowboys with 18 points, Joe Hoeup had 13 and Chris Barrett added 11 points. Josephs led TLU with 21 points and Andrade added 16.

HSU is now 3-6 on the year and TLU improved to 3-4. HSU will play at UT-Dallas on Monday at 7:30 p.m.


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