The University of Findlay men's basketball team held on for an 84-82 win over Fairmont State University on Nov. 15 in Croy Gymnasium. The win pushes the No. 20 Oilers record to 3-0 on the season.
The Oilers led the majority of the game, but found themselves down one at 82-81 with 24 seconds remaining. Senior forward Taren Sullivan then scored in the paint to put the Oilers up by one at 83-82 with 18 ticks to play. After a timeout by the Fighting Falcons, Vonte Montgomery broke loose underneath the hoop for a layup but was unable to convert the shot with only two seconds remaining. Sullivan then split a pair from the charity stripe for the final margin on the game.
The Oilers shot 48.6 percent (36-of-74) from the floor and forced 16 turnovers in the win. Fairmont State meanwhile converted 53.3 percent (32-of-60) of their field goal attempts and made 14-of-29 (48.3%) tries from behind the three point line.
Sullivan paced the Oilers with 27 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. He made 13-of-21 attempts from the floor and also added a block in 32 minutes of action.
Jason Jolly led the Fighting Falcons with 24 points and six assists.
The Oilers will be back in action again on Nov. 17-18 when they take part in the Don Callan Classic in Cedarville, Ohio. The Oilers will play Lake Superior State University at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 before battling the University of Miami-Hamilton on Nov. 18 at 3:00 p.m.