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Tyler Carlson’ last-second layup leads Kaneland to victory

01/10/2014, 9:15pm CST
By Dan Ruane

Tyler Carlson converted a wide-open layup with less than a second remaining to secure Kaneland's 42-41 win over Morris.

Kaneland 42 Morris 41

THE SKINNY

With five seconds remaining, John Pruett took the inbounds pass and drove from the backcourt to the free-throw line and dished to a wide-open Tyler Carlson who converted the layup with less than a second remaining. Austin Patterson of Morris heaved a 50-footer at the buzzer that bounced off the rim in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East thriller.

TURNING POINT

First  Pruett missed the front end of a bonus free throw that would have tied the score with nine seconds to play and then Evan Bjelland missed the front end of a bonus free-throw shortly thereafter for Morris (10-3, 2-1) to set up the winning play.

THE STAR

Both Pruett and Carlson starred for the victors. Carlson scored a game-high18 points and Pruett added 14 points and eight rebounds.

BY THE NUMBERS

Austin Patterson scored all 16 of his points in the second half, including four three-pointers. Jake Walker added 10 for the Redskins. Drew David set a Kaneland (8-4, 2-1) school record by appearing in the 85th game of his career.

QUOTABLE

``The coaches told me that I had a chance to redeem myself after that missed free throw. I didn’t know if I was going to shoot or pass before the play. I just let that happen.’’ -Pruett

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