BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team stopped a two-game skid Saturday afternoon by completing a comeback against Huntingdon College to win 81-73 in Bill Battle Coliseum. It was Blackout Night as the Panthers raised money for cancer research.
James McLean (Maitland, Fla./Winter Park HS) led the Panthers with 17 points. He made 5-of-9 from the floor and went 3-for-4 from the free throw line. Evan Lewis (Birmingham, Ala./Ramsay HS) finished with 16 points, going 4-for-6 from three-point range.
The game was tied only four times, but had 20 lead changes. The Panthers finally took the lead for the last time on a pair of free throws by Matty Rudak (Augustów, Poland / Millbrook School (NY)), who finished with a team-high seven rebounds, all defensive.
This game ended a five-game home stand for BSC. The Panthers hit the road next taking on Maryville (Tenn.) on Saturday, December 10 at 3 p.m. ET.