Cobber men's basketball loses on Macalester's steal and layup in the final seconds
The Cobbers came back from a nine-point deficit in the second half but the Scots' Caleb Williams won it with a steal and layup with three seconds to play.
ST. PAUL — Macalester's Caleb Williams made a steal and a layup in the final seconds and the Scots defeated Concordia 67-65 in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game on Wednesday.
The Cobbers trailed by as many as nine points early in the second half but clawed back and briefly took a 63-62 lead on Rowan Nelson's offensive rebound and putback with 2:05 left.
Williams put the Scots back on top with a 3-pointer with 1:41 to play but Nelson tied the game at 65-65 with another offensive rebound and putback with 44 seconds left.
Williams missed a jumper with 19 seconds left but then came up with the steal with five ticks left and the bucket with three seconds left. Concordia was unable to get off a shot as the clock ran out.
Williams led the Scots with 23 points and he had six rebounds. Gabriel Ramos scored 16 points and also had six rebounds and six assists.
Nelson scored a game-high 25 points and he had five rebounds. Braeton Motschenbacher had 13 points and six rebounds, Dylan Inniger had 11 points and seven rebounds and Talon Hoffer had eight points and eight boards.
Concordia is 3-7 in the MIAC, 4-9 overall and plays host to St. John's at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29.