PITTSBURG, Kan. – Aaron Nicholson hit a layup with five seconds to play to give Fort Hays State the lead then Grant Lozoya missed a contested 3-pointer at the horn and the Tigers end their two-game losing streak with a 77-75 win over Pittsburg State Thursday at John Lance Arena.
Fort Hays State (14-7, 8-4 MIAA) trailed by six with just under six minutes to play but used an 11-2 run keyed by a couple of Trey O’Neil 3-pointers to take a 73-70 lead with 1:31 to play.
The Tigers led by eight with under four minutes to play in the first half but three straight turnovers keyed a 15-2 Pittsburg State run which gave the Gorillas (14-8, 7-6 MIAA) a 40-35 halftime lead.
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Brady Werth led the FHSU with 25 points and 13 rebounds. O’Neil added 12 and Nicholson 11.
Lozoya, who leads the MIAA in scoring, led the Gorillas with 27 points.
The Tigers shot 48-percent in the game including 8-of-22 from three-point range but went 7-for-13 from the free throw line.