|ONE OF THE TOP MOMENTS OF THE YEAR FOR FSU
Top 10: No. 8 - Menís Basketball Upsets No.
Knocking off a rival in any sport, at any time
is exciting and special enough. However, the
Bobcat men's basketball team clipped 11th-ranked
and in-state rival Salisbury at Bobcat Arena on
Senior Day in overtime in front of a packed
house. That moment checks in at No. 8 in the
countdown of the most exciting moments of the
2016-17 athletic year.
The victory capped Frostburg's season in stellar
fashion as it rallied from a 24-point second
The Bobcats finished the day 31-of-66 (47%) from
the field and 5-of-14 (35.7%) from beyond the
arc. Salisbury finished the day 26-of-63 (41.3%)
from the field and 5-of-17 (29.4%) from
After a slow start offensively, the Bobcats
outscored the Sea Gulls 66-44 in the second half
and overtime. Frostburg shot a blistering 63%
from the field in the second half and 71.4% in
Junior Tyler Michael finished with 23 points on
7-of-14 shooting. He added three assists and two
rebounds in 43 minutes of action. Sophomore
Edwin Cole notched a double-double with 18
points and 14 rebounds in 30 minutes.
Freshmen Daniel Alexander and Lawrence Pettis,
Jr. also finished in double figures with 14 and
10 points respectively. Pettis, Jr. dished out a
game-high seven assists and Alexander was the
Bobcats second-leading rebounder with five.
Salisbury started the game on a 7-0 run and
maintained the lead for the entire first half.
The Bobcats went into the half trailing 36-20.
Senior Jake Wiegand started the second half with
a three, followed by two layups from Cole and a
layup from Alexander to make the score 42-29 SU
with 17:44 left in the half.
Frostburg used a 15-0 run to trim the Sea Gulls
lead to seven with 2:39 remaining. Cole and
Michael each scored six points, and Pettis, Jr.
drilled a three in the offensive outburst to
help the Bobcats climb back to within single
The Bobcats used some clutch shooting near the
end of regulation, with foul shots from Pettis,
Jr. and Cole.
Pettis, Jr. stole the ball and drove in for the
layup to tie the game at 69 with 12 seconds
In overtime, the Bobcats scored the first seven
points. Junior Dalton Gaus hit a three and
Alexander converted two jumpers to put the
Bobcats up 76-69. Gaus made another three with
2:41 remaining to give the Bobcats an
Michael made four foul shots down the stretch to
seal the six-point victory.