The University of Findlay men's basketball team knocked off 18th-ranked St. Thomas Aquinas by a score of 79-62 on Dec. 21 in Sparkill, N.Y. The win gives the Oilers a 6-5 record on the season.
The Oilers fell behind early and battled back before outscoring the Spartans by a 45-26 margin in the second half. Their defense fueled the run as they forced a season-best 28 turnovers, which led to a season-high 18 steals.
The Oilers ended the game by hitting 56.9 percent (29-of-51) of their shot attempts, which included a 7-of-17 (41.2%) showing from three point range. The Spartans meanwhile made 48.9 percent (23-of-47) of their field goal attempts and were 5-of-15 (33.3%) from long range.
Freshman forward Nathan Bruns also provided a spark off the bench with eight points, six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and a steal while junior forward Anthony Masterlasco and junior forward Chazz George had seven points apiece.
Osbel Caraballo led the Spartans with a game-high 20 points.
The Oilers will be back in action again on Dec. 30 when they host Judson at 7pm in Niekamp Arena.