BELOIT, Wis. — Tyler Crisman poured in 30 points and Erik Borresen had a double-double to rally the Lawrence University men’s basketball team to a 72-64 Midwest Conference victory over Beloit College on Saturday at Flood Arena.
Lawrence (11-10, 10-6 MWC) rallied from a six-point deficit midway through the second half to sweep the season series from Beloit (9-12, 8-8). The win moved Lawrence into a four-way tie for second place in the conference and all but eliminated the Bucs from any chance of making the MWC Tournament.
Crisman’s 30-point game was a career high, eclipsing the 29-point night he had at Ripon College last week. The junior guard hit on 10-of-17 shots from the floor and was 7-for-8 from the foul line. Borresen added 17 points and pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds for the Vikings.
David Bremner paced the Bucs with 16 points.
Lawrence trailed 51-45 with before Jon Mays buried a 3-pointer with 9:58 left in the game to kick off a 20-6 scoring run. Mays hit another 3-pointer with 7:46 left that tied the game at 53-53.
Crisman followed with a jumper and Chris Siebert had a layup that gave Lawrence the lead for good at 57-53 with 6:20 left.
The teams traded baskets before the Vikings got a hoop from Borresen and a pair of free throws from Crisman to go ahead 65-57 with 1:42 remaining.
Michael Horton trimmed the lead to 65-60 on a 3-pointer, but the Bucs were then forced to foul. Lawrence went 7-for-10 from the foul line in the final 1:29 to seal the victory.
The Vikings return to Alexander Gymnasium on Wednesday for their final home game of the season. The Vikings host Ripon in another key MWC contest.