Aaron Parr buried a three-pointer with 28 seconds remaining in the game to lift Birmingham-Southern College to a 54-51 victory over Colorado College on Sunday afternoon at CC’s Reid Gymnasium.
Parr hit the game winner as Panther screen knocked Nick Rose out of the way, but the Tigers still had a pair of opportunities to tie the game inside the final 10 seconds.
Jarrell Sweet missed a three-point attempt with 10 seconds to go, and after BSC's Mark Messenger missed the front end of one-and one with 4.5 seconds to play, CC turned the ball over while trying to move the ball up-court against the full-court press.
The Panthers took a 10-point lead on a layup by Michael Rebarchak with 16:25 remaining in the second half, but the Tigers answered with an 18-5 run to take the lead with 6:04 to play on a three-pointer by Jeremiah Waters.
Parr led BSC with a game-high 16 points while Rebarchak added 12.
Brady Ohlsen and Rose paced the Tigers with 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Colorado College dropped to 3-14 overall, but its Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference record remained at 2-6 because games against the Panthers don’t count while the school makes its transition from Division I to Division III. BSC improved to 8-9 overall.
The Tigers return to the road next weekend for conference games at Oglethorpe University and Sewanee. Birmingham-Southern will play host to Millsaps College and Hendrix College.