men’s basketball breaks records in win
The Mules set
The previous best perfect game from the line for Muhlenberg was 12-for-12 against West Virginia in 1944. The old CC record was a 21-for-21 effort by Ursinus vs. Lebanon Valley in 2003.
Muhlenberg came close to the NCAA Division III mark of 28-for-28, set by Albany against Potsdam State in 1994. Swarthmore’s 12-for-13 shooting from the line gave the two teams a combined 38-for-39, breaking the Division III record of 37-for-39 set by Muskingum and Ohio Wesleyan in 1981.
The Mules (9-7, 5-5) needed almost all of their precision at the line to put away a Garnet team that was hungry to snap a 12-game losing streak. Swarthmore (1-15, 0-10) led by three points at halftime and by as many as six in the second half.
Down 41-37 six minutes into the second half, Muhlenberg went on a 10-0 run to take the lead for good. Appropriately, the Mules tied the game on a pair of free throws by junior Ryan Foster and went ahead on two Spencer Liddic foul shots.
The Garnet whittled the lead to two twice in the last seven minutes but did not have a possession with a chance to tie, and – naturally – the Mules made all their free throws down the stretch to finish their three-game road trip with a record of 2-1.
Foster scored a career-high 25 points and led the parade from the foul line by going 11-for-11. Liddic finished with 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting, and sophomore Evan Tozer came off the bench to score 12 points.
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