#21 – #15 Barat College (Ill.)
(32-5) def. #2 Union University (Tenn.) (31-5), 96-87 (OT)
CITY, MO. (Mar. 15, 2002) – No.15
Barat College (Ill.), upset second-seeded Union University (Tenn.), 97-86 in
overtime in second-round action at the 2002 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I
Men’s Basketball National Championship Tournament.
jumped to an early lead and extended it to as much as 21 points midway through
the first half before Union went on a 24-10 run to pull within eight points at
the close out the half.
(32-5) started the second half with a three-point basket by freshman Larry
English and extended its lead to 15 at the 16:53 mark.
Union rallied with an16-0 run to take the lead with just under 10
minutes remaining. The lead
exchanged hands seven times in six minutes before Bruno Martinessi hit a
15-foot fieldgoal with 38 seconds to send the game into overtime.
knew they were going to get their run. They
didn’t get to be the No. 2 team in the nation by being a bum squad,” said
Barat head coach Chris Daleo. “We’re
a team of runs. We’ll give up
some runs, but we’ll get a lot too. Tonight
we got the last run.”
last run was a 12-2 stint with 2:54 remaining in the extra period to secure
the win. The Bulldogs were led by
junior Troy Farrow with 19 points. Sophomore Sidney Holmes recorded a
double-double with 18 points and 18 rebounds.
was led by senior Robert Joseph with 28 points.
Martinessi added 18 as the Bulldogs finished their season with a 31-5
advances to meet unseeded Westmont College (Calif.) (22-9), which defeated No.
7 Mountain State University (W.Va.) earlier in the day, in a quarterfinal game
on Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m. (Central).