A scoop shot bucket by sophomore Tyler Schwab with .6 seconds left on the clock gave the Spring Hill College Badgers a 76-74 win over their archrivals the University of Mobile Rams on Saturday night in the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center.
A Ji Kimbrough 3-point bucket for Mobile had just tied the game at 74-74 with only 7 seconds showing before Schwab took the ball down the left side of the key and between the tall trees for the winning points.
SHC led the Rams 67-60 with 4:26 remaining, but Mobile answered the call and rallied behind Kimbrough to tie the game at 67 with 1:57 remaining. The Badgers built out a 4-point advantage at 73-69 with 21 seconds left, but they couldn't shake Kimbrough who once again brought the Rams within two at 73-71 off a 2-point bucket and two free throws at 16 seconds showing that set up the frantic final 10 seconds of play.
Senior Marcus Coleman finished with a game-high 21 points for the Badgers and also broke his own SHC career record for made 3-point baskets in a season with 118, surpassing his old mark of 115 established during his sophomore season.
Senior guard Patrick Grant dropped in 15 points while junior center Nick Brown added 14 points.
Mobile was led by Kimbrough with 20 points and Donte Walker put 13 points in the bucket. Ben Healey came off the bench to add 10 points to the Ram totals.
SHC shot a scalding 50.9% (27-53) from the field and was 36.4% (8-22) from 3-point land while Mobile was 45.3% (29-64) from the field and shot 41.7% (5-12) from 3-point territory.
Mobile (17-10, 10-8 GCAC) out-rebounded SHC 36-33 while the Badgers turned the ball over 11 times and Mobile only surrendered the ball 10 times.
No. 7 seeded Spring Hill (14-13, 8-10 GCAC) will next host the No. 10 seed Dillard University (4-22, 1-17 GCAC) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the opening round of the 2010 GCAC Tournament.