The Augsburg Men’s Basketball team could not hold off a late St. Olaf run as the Auggies fell to the Oles 68-67 despite a season-high 30 points from Collin Olmscheid.
The Auggies held a 10-point lead with just over three minutes to play, but a 10-0 run by the Oles tied the game up with 55 seconds left. Booker Coplin hit a three on the next possession putting the Auggies up 67-64 with 30 seconds left in the game. The Oles answered right back with a layup to get the game back within one point with 20 seconds remaining. A turnover by the Auggies gave the Oles the ball with 14 seconds left, and they hit the go-ahead and eventual winning layup with 11 seconds remaining in the game. The Auggies had a look at a last-second jumper but it did not fall.
Olmscheid’s 30 points led all scorers in the game. He shot 10-of-17 from the field, hitting 4-of-5 from three-point range and 6-of-7 from the free throw line. Olmscheid’s 19.6 points-per-game leads the MIAC as does his 89.9% free throw percentage. Booker Coplin also had a good night from the field, adding 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting and 4-of-6 from three. He contributed six rebounds and four assists. Harry Sonnie tied a season high with seven assists on the night.
With three games remaining in the regular season, look for the Auggies trying to punch their ticket into the MIAC playoffs.
This article first appeared in the Friday, February 9, 2018, Edition of The Echo.