The Tigers picked up an important victory on the road over Dana College on Wednesday night, 83-75. A day after the game was postponed, Doane used 55.8 percent shooting from the floor to pull out the eight point victory. The Tigers' victory, combined with a loss by Briar Cliff, assures Doane of a first round GPAC tournament home game.
The Tigers held a 45-31 lead at halftime and held off a 7-0 run by the Vikings to open up the second half. Doane converted 8-of-10 free throws in the final three minutes of play.
Dane Cruz paced the Tigers with 21 points. He also collected five rebounds, tying for team-high honors. Brent Cole added 17 points and five rebounds. Todd Kraus chipped in 15 points. Jack Lind and Kolby Hamilton added five rebounds each as Doane out-rebounded the Vikings 33-30.
Dana was led by Eric Maassen's 17 points. Jared Kitzelman added 14 points and a game-high eight rebounds.
Doane will host Mount Marty in the regular season finale on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 4:00 p.m.