Br. Rice 73, Marist 65 (OT)
The 29th meeting of rivals Br. Rice and Marist on January 17 did not disappoint as the host Crusaders defeated the RedHawks 73-65 in overtime in front of a packed house. Rice seniors Mike Shepski (29 points) and Josh Niego (26 points) paced the Crusaders, who snapped Marist's undefeated season. The RedHawks had won 19 straight games to start the season. Justin Brown (19 points, 19 rebounds), Morgan Taylor (20 points) and Maurice Commander (12 points) led Marist in the loss.
Check back next week for our full story of the exciting showdown for the Battle of Pulaski!