Hamline ends Oles' win streak with OT victory
February 14, 2011
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Hamline University came back from a 13-point second half deficit to defeat visitin St. Olaf 79-76 on Monday night in overtime to end the Oles' six-game winning streak.
St. Olaf (16-7, 11-7 MIAC) had a 25-point, 11-rebound effort from Stu Neville and 14 points from Bobby Fong in the loss.
Hamline was led by Mike Campbell, who had 18 points in the win.
The Oles led by eight at the half and opened up their largest lead, 56-43, with 7:29 left. The Pipers used a 10-2 run in the final five minutes and were within three when St. Olaf missed the front end of a one-and-one with 52 seconds left. The Pipers' Noah Aguirre hit a three with 26 seconds left to send the game to overtime.
Carl Hipp's bucket with 59 seconds left broke a 71-71 tie and the Oles committed a turnover on the next possession to set up two made free throws by Campbell to make it a two-possession game.
In the final seconds, Neville missed a three-pointer that would have tied it.
Despite the loss, St. Olaf clinched a spot in the six-team MIAC playoffs by virtue of a Concordia loss at St. Thomas. The Oles also kept pace for a first round home game as Gustavus lost to Saint John's.