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Tuesday, 05 July 2011 10:33

BU Men 7-2

11.21.11 | Men's Basketball

Wildcats survive overtime scare at Ottawa with 79-77 victory

Basketball

OTTAWA, Kan. – The Baker men’s basketball team improved to 7-2 on the season with another cardiac victory on Monday evening at Ottawa University.

Baker (7-2) had a seven-point lead heading into the break, but Ottawa managed to slowly battle back in the second half to even the score at 69-69.

With 10.2 seconds remaining in the first overtime, Baker held a 79-77 advantage, but committed a costly turnover, giving the ball back to the Braves.

Ottawa (2-7) inbounded the ball to Chase Dippel, but he couldn’t finish the contested jumper to send the game into double overtime. Dippel finished the game with 25 points.

Jordan Honore led all Baker scorers with 18 points on a 6-for-14 shooting performance from the floor.

Joe Wachter added four critical points in the overtime period, and finished the contest as the Wildcats only other player in double figures with 13 points.

The game itself was nearly dead even in every statistical category. Baker finished the contest 29-for-74 (39 percent) from the floor and 7-for-25 (28 percent) from beyond the arc. The Wildcats pulled down 49 rebounds in the contest while committing only 15 turnovers.

Ottawa finished the game 25-for-63 (39 percent) from the floor and 5-for-18 (28 percent) from beyond the arc. The Braves finished with 45 rebounds and 16 turnovers.

Baker will host Avila University on Dec. 1 in their first game of Heart of America Athletic Conference action. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m., in the George F. Collins Center.

View the box score here .

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