LINCOLN, Neb. - Adam Jones sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Buena Vista an 88-85 win over Nebraska Wesleyan in the Snyder Classic on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.
It was the first loss for Nebraska Wesleyan in its own tournament in 10 years.
Nebraska Wesleyan led 44-41 at halftime, but Buena Vista shot 58 percent in the second half to outscore NWU 47-41. For the game, the Beavers were 32 of 52 from the field for 62 percent. Buena Vista shot 65 percent in the first half. Nebraska Wesleyan was 32 of 63 from the floor for 51 percent.
The difference in the game was free throws. Buena Vista made 15 of 22 and NWU was 12 of 17.
Jones led five Buena Vista players in double figures with 15 points. Jeremy Holmes and Robby Beyer each scored 12 points, and Scott Weber and Brandon Kies added 10 apiece.
Weber had six rebounds and Jones four, while Casey Pelzer handed out four assists and Rod Wiebers three.
Nebraska Wesleyan outrebounded Buena Vista 35-27.
Seth Harms scored 27 points to lead Nebraska Wesleyan.
Buena Vista was defeated by Gustavus Adolphus in the first round on Friday night 78-64.
The Beavers were plagued by an uncharacteristic 29 turnovers and 20 of 49 shooting for 41 percent.
Weber led Buena Vista with 14 points. Jones added 12, and Holmes and Scott Swalley each scored eight.
Beyer pulled down seven rebounds, Weber six, and Swalley and Weber five apiece. Chris Petersen had three assists.
Buena Vista made just 8 of 22 field goals in the first half in falling behind 36-21.