Oiler Men’s Basketball season cut short

UF loses at home in the first round

By Kevin Schrock

The University of Findlay Men’s basketball team ended up on the wrong end of a 62-61 game against Ferris State in the first round of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) tournament on March 1. It was the Oilers first loss at Croy all year.

The Oilers fell behind early before making a frantic comeback in the second half. They managed to tie it up at 48 with six minutes to play before Martyce Kimbrough buried a pair of free throws to put Findlay ahead 61-60 with 17 seconds to play. However, with less than a second remaining, Ferris State got a shot to fall in from the lane and it proved to be the game winner.

Kimbrough ended with 30 points, while Dylan Kaufman added a team high 10 rebounds and four assists in his final game in the orange and black.

The Oilers finished the season with an impressive 20-8 record but the loss in the first round will be a tough one to swallow for Findlay. It marks the first time the Oilers have ever been beaten at home in a GLIAC tournament game.

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