Blue Tigers hold on for 68-64 victory

It was a great escape for Lincoln.

The Blue Tigers built a big lead, lost it and then came up clutch down the stretch to steal a 68-64 victory from Truman State on Saturday at Jason Gym.

Lincoln shot a sizzling 59 percent from the field in the first half while building a 16-point lead. After Truman State cut the lead to 11 at halftime (37-26), the Blue Tigers scored the first seven points of the second half to go ahead by 18. Lincoln was rolling.

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“I thought we played an excellent first half,” Lincoln coach John Redmond said. “We did everything we were ....

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