WAUKESHA, Wis. — The Carroll University men’s basketball team rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to down Lawrence University 81-79 in a Midwest Conference game Tuesday at Van Male Field House.
Kyle Jones poured in 28 points to pace Carroll (5-6, 3-3 MWC). Paul Grosshuesch added 14 points and a game-high 18 rebounds.
Jon Mays paced Lawrence (6-5, 5-1) with 25 points. Erik Borresen had his third consecutive double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Tyler Crisman added 18 points.
Lawrence led by as many as 10 points in the second half when Borresen hit a layup for a 66-56 lead with 6:42 left.
Carroll¬†responed with a 17-5 run over the next 3:53 to take a 73-71 lead with 2:49 remaining. The Pioneers hit 7 of 9 shots from the¬†floor during that¬†stretch and¬†went 3-for-4 from the foul line.
Lawrence got a free throw from Borresen with 2:17 left to cut the lead to 73-72, but Grosshuesch countered with a layup for a 75-72 edge.
After Mays missed a layup, Jones hit two free throws to push the lead to 77-72 with 57 seconds left. Mays¬†got a layup for the Vikings off a pass from¬†Chris Siebert, who finished with a career-high nine assists, to cut the lead to 77-74.
Freshman Brian Gryszkiewicz then stole the ball from Jones with 39 seconds left. Carroll fouled Borresen with 25¬†seconds left, but he missed both free throws.
Carroll then made four consecutive free throws to push the lead back to 81-74 with 10 seconds left.¬†
Gryszkiewicz got a layup for the Vikings with five seconds left, and Jones turned the ball over seconds later. Mays hit a 3-pointer¬†to cut the margin to two points, but that came as time expired.
Lawrence returns to the road this weekend when it travels to Grinnell College and Monmouth College.