The Austin College men’s basketball team led most of the way but Schreiner came back to force overtime and ultimately hand the ‘Roos a 76-74 defeat in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play on Friday night in Hughey Gym.
Kam Hogan finished with 17 points, six rebounds, five assists, and three steals to lead the ‘Roos, and Devin Roland added 16 points. Derek Lockman knocked down 4-of-7 from long distance on his way to 12 points, and Jaylyn Cleamons just missed out on a double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds.
The ‘Roos will be looking to bounce back on Tuesday when they host the University of Dallas with tip-off set for 8 p.m. in Hughey Gym.
Roland picked off a pass at halfcourt and raced in for a dunk, and a three-point-play by Hogan gave Austin College a 65-58 lead with 3:19 remaining. However, Schreiner would respond with seven unanswered points.
Lockman connected from 25 feet to put Austin College ahead 68-65 with just over a minute left, but after the Mountaineers got a free throw to cut it to a two-point game, Josh Bashford scored in the lane to even things up with 13 seconds left and force overtime.
Schreiner jumped out to a 75-70 lead three minutes into the overtime period, but a free throw from Kameron Hill and another trey from Lockman pulled Austin College to within one at 75-74 with 1:09 left. After Schreiner got 1-of-2 free throws with 12 seconds left, Hill’s three-point attempt missed and Hogan was unable to get the follow to go.