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Tufts 80 Hamilton 77

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Posted February 8, 1997
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For the second straight season, Tufts guard Dan Ragsdale hit a huge shot to lift the Jumbos to victory over Hamilton. Last year it was a three-pointer at the buzzer for a 91-90 win win, and this year it was a three with 0:20 left to lead Tufts to an 80-77 win.

Ragsdale's three gave Tufts a 78-77 lead, its first since 47-46 early in the second half and then the Jumbos stole the ball and made two free throws to go up 80-77 with 0:10 left. Hamilton missed a three-pointer to tie and time ran out.

The win was the sixth in a row for the Jumbos and improved their to 12-3. Hamilton led 38-34 at halftime and was up as many as seven, 56-49, after a Kevin Larson jumper with 11:07 remaining. The Continentals led by four, 74-70, following a hhop by Jon Schmiegel, but the Jumbos chipped away until Ragsdale's shot.

Tufts Joe Donroe led all scorers with 23 points, while Kevin Larson had 18 points and JJ Raedts 15 points and 14 rebounds for Hamilton.

Hamilton (77) - Larson 18, Raedts 15, Schantz 14, Stroman 8, Thorpe 7, Schmiegel 7, Johnson 6, DeBlois 2. Totals 31-73 10-20 77.

Tufts (80) - Donroe 23, Skerry 21, Ragsdale 12, Sisson 9, DeBevoise 5, Say 5, Cunningham 3, Sullivan 2. Totals 30-76 17-31 80.

Halftime - Hamilton, 38-34, Three-point field goals - Hamilton 5-21 (Larson 3, Thorpe 2). Tufts 3-17 (Ragsdale 2, Cunningham 1). Technical Fouls: Michael Schantz (Ham). Rebounds - Hamilton 46 (Raedts 14), Tufts 56 (Donroe 13) Assists - Hamilton 19 (Stroman 7), Tufts 14 (Skerry 5).

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