MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Bowdoin College men's basketball team saw its season come to a close in a 91-65 loss to Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon.
The Polar Bears (15-9) end their NESCAC season at 4-6 and at best will finish in a tie with Tufts, pending Tufts' final regular season game on Sunday. Even in that event, Tufts holds the tiebreaker over Bowdoin for the final spot in the conference tournament.
- The Polar Bears grabbed the early lead on Saturday, taking a 16-7 lead following a Jack Bors three-pointer five minutes into the game.
- Bowdoin maintained a lead for most of the opening period until late in the frame.
- After a Drew Gagnon three-pointer tied the game at 28 apiece for Bowdoin with 3:54 left in the opening half, Wesleyan finished the half on a 12-3 surge to take a 40-31 lead at the break.
- The Cardinals opened the second half on a 11-3 run to push their lead into double digits.
- Wesleyan continued to roll, connecting on 69.6% from the field in the second half, extending their lead to as many as 28 points.
By The Numbers
- Zavier Rucker led Bowdoin with 23 points while Jack Simonds ended with 13 points for the Polar Bears.
- David Reynolds had 12 for Bowdoin in the loss.
- Austin Hutcherson went 13-16 from the field, scoring a game-high 37 points with nine rebounds in a dominant performance for Wesleyan.
- The Cardinals owned a 40-28 edge in rebounding for the game.