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Tiger men hang on for win

By The Hays Daily News

PITTSBURG -- Fort Hays State University guard Craig Nicholson hit a pair of free throws with six seconds to play, and Pittsburg State's game-tying attempt missed, and the Tigers went on for a 78-75 victory Saturday.

The Tigers now are 16-3 overall and 7-3 in MIAA play, and have won eight straight since a loss to Northwest Missouri State.

Carson Konrade led the Tigers on Saturday. He hit five 3s in scoring 17 points, while Nicholson and James Fleming each notched 15. Jake Stoppel added 10, and grabbed 11 rebounds. FHSU was 15 of 24 from the free throw line, but had to hang on late after leading by eight at halftime, and having a double digit lead at one point.

The Tigers take on Emporia State University in a 7:30 p.m. start Thursday.

Fort Hays 78, Pitt State 75

FORT HAYS (16-3, 7-3)

Carson Konrade 6-10 0-0 17, Craig Nicholson 3-14 8-8 15, Jake Stoppel 5-9 0-1 10, James Fleming 4-11 3-4 15, Brunson 4-9 0-0 8, Gabric 0-2 3-5 3, Tadlock 2-5 0-0 5, Moikobu 1-4 1-4 3, Victoria 1-2 0-0 2. Totals --  26-66 15-24 78.

PITTSBURG STATE (6-10, 2-7)

Devon Branch 7-16 4-5 20, Jake Bullard 6-10 2-3 15, Sam Pugh 3-6 6-6 14, Kjer 3-6 1-2 9, Gregory 2-3 2-2 6, Gustafson 2-3 1-2 7, Hays 0-3 4-8 4, Cordray 0-2 0-0 0, Williams 0-2 0-0 0. Totals -- 23-51 20-28 75.

Fort Hays 38 40 -- 78

Pitt State 30 45 --  75

3-point goals -- FHSU 11-31 (Konrade 5-9, Nicholson 1-4 , Gabric 0-1, Fleming 4-10, Tadlock 1-4, Moikobu 0-3); Pitt 9-22 (Branch 2-6, Bullard 1-3, Pugh 2-5, Kjer 2-3, Gustafson 2-3, Cordray 0-2). Assists -- FHSU 21 (Gabric 5); Pitt 12 (Branch 3). Steals --  FHSU 7 (Nicholson 2); Pitt 4 (Four with 1). Blocks -- FHSU 2 (Brunson 2); Pitt 3 (Three with 1). Total fouls -- FHSU 20, Pitt 20. Fouled out -- none. Technical fouls -- Brunson, FHSU.

Rebounds --  FHSU 42 (Stoppel 11); Pitt 35 (Gregory 8). Turnovers -- FHSU 5, Pitt 11. A -- 1,784.