AUBURN, MAINE – The UMA men's basketball team played their way to their 3rd conference victory this week again Paul Smiths College Sunday afternoon, 82-79.
HOW IT HAPPENED
After connecting for 32 points on Saturday at Hampshire College, senior Captain Noah Thompson had 14 points to go before hitting his 1,000th career point as a Moose. The Moose knew it would be a close game on paper against the Paul Smith College Bobcats after a long day on the road to Hampshire College where the Moose won 104-54.
In the second half both teams remained close enough to warrant an overtime with regular play ending tied 72-72. The Moose went into the overtime energized and focused after Thompson secured his 1,000th career point at UMA in the remaining minutes of the game. Several big defensive rebounds by Patrick Robinson were critical in the Moose keeping possession of the ball during the last several drives. Dustin Simpson-Bragg put the Moose up 80-79 off of a three with 44 seconds left and drove home the win making his two free throws with 15 seconds remaining.
NOTES OF THE GAME
- Captain Noah Thompson scored his 1,000th point as a Moose with 16 pts and 5 rebounds on the night
- Dustin Simpson-Bragg matched his career high with 43 points including 11 rebounds
- Patrick Robinson had strong defensive play off the bench with 8 rebounds
This is the last game for the Moose of the Fall semester and they will open 2019 at the NHTI Holiday Inn New Year Tournament on January 5th.