Fans who attended the Kentucky State-Lane men's contest Monday night got their money's worth, but it was the Thorobreds who paid a heavy price in the game.
With KSU leading by a point in the closing seconds, Lane's Roderick Thomas nailed a jumper at the buzzer to give the Dragons a thrilling 82-81 victory at the Exum Center.
"So close, so close," said KSU coach Winston Bennett. "We fought back when things looked so bleak. We really needed this win.
"People did get their money's worth," Bennett added. "We had great support and we wanted to win it for our fans."
The Thorobreds are now 8-11, 3-6 in the SIAC while Lane improves to 7-12, 6-4. Kentucky State has struggled of late, winning just once out of its last five games. One of those losses was at Lane by 14 points.
"We were lucky to have the ball on the last possession tonight," Lane coach Miles Brandon said.
The Dragons were more than lucky.
They were able to win despite blowing a 10-point lead with just over five minutes left in the game.
For more on this story, see today's State Journal.