ROME, Ga—Berry College fell to the Sewanee Tigers, 50-47, on Sunday. The Vikings dropped to 7-18 and 3-11 in the Southern Athletic Association. The Tigers improved to 16-9 and 10-4 in the SAA after the win.
The game featured 7 ties and the lead changed hands 4 times. The Vikings led by as many as 10 points in the first half and maintained a 27-25 halftime edge.
The Tigers led by as many as 7 points in the second half. Berry rallied late, however, and the contest came down to the final possession.
Trailing 49-47, Berry had a chance to tie the game. With 25 seconds remaining, the Vikings ran the clock. With less than 3 seconds left, McCloud missed a fade-away jumper from 10 feet.
Sewanee then made the second of 2 free throws for the final margin. Berry inbounded with 2.6 seconds left, but could not get off a decent shot to tie the contest.
Keshonn Carter scored a game-best of 18 points and had three steals.
The Vikings will play next on February 27 in the SAA Championships at #1 seed Rhodes College. Seventh-seeded Berry faces #2 Centre in Memphis at 2 p.m. ET.
View full SAA men's bracket HERE.