MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — Tyler Mazur hit eight 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 30 points as the Lawrence University men’s basketball team beat Cornell College 97-90 in a Midwest Conference game on Saturday.
Mazur went 10-for-14 from the floor, including 8-for-11 from 3-point range on his way to a career afternoon. Mazur topped his previous career high of 29 points, which he set earlier this season at Carroll University.
Chris Siebert added 25 points for the Vikings (11-10, 9-7 MWC), and Ryan DePouw added 15 points on the strength of an 11-for-11 day at the foul line.
Joey Guth scored 22 points and Nick Bobb added 21 points and a game-high nine rebounds for Cornell (8-13, 7-9).
Lawrence led by as many as nine points in the first half before Cornell rallied. The Rams led by as many as four points before the eighth tie of the first half ended with a 49-49 deadlock at the break.
Conor Klusendorf’s layup with 11:33 left gave Lawrence the lead for good at 67-66, and the Vikings were holding an 81-79 lead with 3:28 left. Siebert and Mazur then hit back-to-back jumpers for the Vikings, and Lawrence pushed the lead to 85-79.
Cornell was forced to foul in the final two minutes, and the Vikings went 10-for-10 from the stripe down the stretch. Lawrence finished the day 25-for-27 from the foul line.
The final Lawrence basket of the day was a thunderous dunk by junior forward Chase Nelson with nine seconds left that broke the rim.