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Men's Hoops rides 3-ball to big home victory

Men's Hoops rides 3-ball to big home victory

Senior Connor Bair scored a game-high 17 points and was one of nine different Tommies to sink at least one 3-point basket in Wednesday night's 88-53 home victory over Concordia-Moorhead in MIAC men's basketball play at Schoenecker Arena.

Fourteen different players scored for the No. 7-ranked Tommies (16-1 overall, 12-0 MIAC), who ran their season win streak to 16. they also moved to 10-0 at home, and maintained their two-game lead atop the conference standings.

St. Thomas outscored the Cobbers in 3-point baskets by a 48-12 margin, and also posted a 41-10 advantage in bench points.

John Reiten scored 12 points for the Cobbers (6-12, 5-8), who had only 12 turnovers but made just 35 percent from the field.

The Toms shot 53 percent on the game -- including 16-of-33 in 3-pointers -- and had only eight turnovers. They raced to leads of 18-5 and 38-17, then closed the first half ahead 53-28 as they converted 19-of-29 shots at a 66 percent clip.

St. Thomas plays Saturday at Carleton.