WAUKESHA, Wis. — Tyler Mazur hit a Lawrence University record nine 3-pointers, but Carroll University hung on for an 84-81 Midwest Conference victory over the Vikings on Tuesday at Van Male Field House.
The Pioneers (5-1, 2-0 MWC) took the lead back for good with 1:52 left and then got a pair of key layups in the final 1:09 to hold on for the win. Lawrence (3-3, 2-2) got off a 3-point attempt before the buzzer sounded but it was blocked.
Mazur finished with 29 points and hit on 9 of 11 shots from 3-point range. Mazur broke the record of eight 3-pointers held by Jason Holinbeck vs. Beloit College (2/9/02) and Joel Dillingham vs. American Indian Bible College (12/11/90).
Lawrence hit on 16 of 20 3-point attempts, and that is the fourth-highest number of 3-pointers made in a game. It also is the fourth-highest 3-point shooting percentage in a game (80 percent).
Andrew Nottling and Caleb Zeegers led Carroll’s balanced attack with 12 points apiece.
The Vikings trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half, but Lawrence rallied and grabbed the lead less than two minutes into the second half. The game see-sawed from that point, with neither team leading by more than five points the rest of the way.
Lawrence led 77-76 on a pair of Ryan DePouw free throws with 4:04 left. Carroll finally took the lead back at 78-77 on two Rudy Bentley free throws with 2:26 remaining.
Conor Klusendorf, who finished with 19 points, threw down a dunk with 2:06 left to give Lawrence a 79-78 lead. Tyler Watzlawick countered with a layup for Carroll, and Lawrence turned the ball over on its next possession. Carroll then got a layup from Dan Kratz with 1:09 left to grab an 82-79 lead.
Chris Siebert blew through the Carroll defense for a layup that trimmed the margin to 82-81 with 45seconds left. Carroll then ran the shot clock down to nothing and got a layup from Andrew Nottling to go up 84-81 with 10 seconds remaining.
Carroll did a nice job of defending the 3-point line on the final possession, and DePouw’s 3-pointer at the buzzer was blocked.