Nebraska Wesleyan was able to come up with key baskets when needed as they pulled out a 60-51 win over Doane on Saturday. Doane was able to cut the lead to six points on several occasions in the second half but each time they did, NWU was able to pick up a basket to extend their lead.
The Tigers cut the lead to two points early in the second half after trailing by five at halftime. However, NWU went on a 7-0 to take their lead up to nine. Doane fought back again to cut the lead to six points but a 6-0 run by the Prairie Wolves took their lead up to 12 points with 9:23 remaining in the game. The Tigers eventually cut the lead back to six points but could not get any closer.
Nebraska Wesleyan placed three players in double figures, led by Ryan Thramer's 15 points. Jim Lance came off the bench to post 12 points and a game-high eight rebounds. Nick Dinan added 10 points.
Doane was led by Jake Johnson's 17 points. Jens Scholl added nine points for Doane. Zach Moult had a team-high five rebounds while Brett McFarland led the team with two steals.