Men's Basketball Falls To Babson At The Buzzer, 72-70, In NEWMAC Final
, Feb. 28, 2004 -- Babson's Brian Parson's basket at the buzzer gave the second-seeded Beavers a come-from-behind 72-70 victory over fourth-seed Springfield College in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship at WPI's Harrington Auditorium this afternoon.
The loss ends an amazing run for the Pride (12-16), which had won eight of nine games heading into today's championship game. Sophomore guard Derek Yvon (East Longmeadow, Mass.)
led all scorers with 24 points, and junior guard Jason O'Tash (Alfred, Maine)
added 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting.
Babson earns the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
In the first half, the Pride hit 60.9 percent (14-23) from the floor and led 37-30 at intermission.
The Beavers scored the first five points of the second half, however, to close within two (37-35), setting up a back-and-forth final 20 minutes that featured six ties.
With the score tied at 67-67 with :38 left, a pair of C.J. Enere free throws put Babson in front by two. Yvon missed a three-pointer, but freshman forward Damian Farley (Natick, Mass.)
grabbed the rebound, was fouled and hit one of two attempts to make it a one-point game (69-68) with :22 to play. With :15 left, Enere hit one of two free throw to extend the Beavers' lead to 70-68, but Farley tied the game with a lay-in with :07 remaining. On the final possession, Babson's Jeff Hines missed a jumper, but Parsons grabbed the offensive board and scored as time expired.
Head Coach Charlie Brock
Charlie Brock in 2012-13 will enter his 15th season as the head coach at Springfield College and his 33rd season as a head coach overall. Brock’s achievements as a coach are certainly impressive. He has taken three schools to the NCAA Division III Tournament and has an overall, 32-year record of 440-397. Read more
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