Hamilton (9-8) cut the lead to 67-66 with 8:52 remaining in the game, before Trinity junior guard Marcus Reilly hit a three-pointer from the wing, his only field goal of the game to end the Hamilton run. Continental junior center Jon Schmiegel scored on a put back with :14 seconds left to cu the lead to 80-78. After a Trinity (14-2) free throw, senior guard Kevin Thorpe three-point attempt at the buzzer hit the iron.
Trinity senior guard Craig Moody scored 24 points, while Jason Levin added 14 points. Schmiegel led the Continentals with 21 points and 17 rebounds, while junior forward Michael Schantz had 19 points and nine rebounds, but fouled out with 5:37 left to play. Thorpe also had 19 points.