COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado College senior Nick Rose scored 37 points in 37 minutes and a 19-5 run in the second half proved just enough to outlast Hendrix College, 84-80, on Friday night at Reid Gymnasium.
Millsaps, which is tied with Hendrix for the fourth and final playoff spot, lost at Austin College. Since the Majors own the tiebreaker over the Warriors, Hendrix must win today at Austin College and Millsaps must lose for the Warriors to gain a berth in the Southern College Athletic Conference tournament.
Hendrix, which led 37-32 at the half, outscored Colorado in the first half 20-12 in the paint and 18-0 off the bench.
The Warriors (9-15, 4-11 SCAC) stretched the gap to seven points early in the second half, until freshman Ben Foley sparked the game-changing 19-5 run on an 3-point play with 16:00 on the clock.
Colorado 13-11, 9-6) took a 60-51 advantage with 8:54 remaining.
Sophomore Jaren Riley knocked down two jumpers in the last minute to bring the Warriors within two points, 82-80, with just 18 seconds left.
Hendrix was forced to foul to stop the clock and Colorado first year Ryan Milne hit both shots in the double-bonus to reach the final mark with 16 seconds to go.
Rose was 14-of-21 from the field, 3-of-4 from distance and 6-of-6 from the charity stripe. Foley and senior Brady Ohlsen finished with 14 points apiece, while Milne tallied nine points and three assists. Ohlsen had five assists and 10 rebounds.
Junior Nick Heathscott led Hendrix with 21 points and junior Chris Goodman added 16 points to the mix on 4-of-7 shooting from long range. Freshman Colton Primm turned in a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Riley collected 11 points.
Hendrix College and Colorado College traded the lead four times in the first seven minutes before Colorado used a 15-4 run over a four-minute span to grab the last lead change with 13:02 left in the first half, eventually taking the 64-52 decision at Reid Gymnasium Friday night.
The Tigers owned a 31-22 lead at halftime. Hendrix (14-10, 10-5 SCAC) would only come as close as seven points the rest of the way, eventually giving up an 18-point margin, 49-31, with 8:43 remaining in regulation.
Junior Anna Roane led Hendrix with 13 points. Senior Christina Byler collected 12 points and junior Katy Ashley-Pauley scored 10 points. Junior Caty Hensy led the squad with 10 rebounds.