Radford staves off late Presbyterian run in 59-57 win (Feb 23, 2017)

February 23, 2017

RADFORD, Va. (AP) Ed Polite Jr. scored 15 points and added seven rebounds and Radford hung on late to defeat Presbyterian 59-57 on Thursday night.

Radford (13-16, 8-9 Big South) led by as many as 13 in the second half and did not trail in the period, but neither did it put the Blue Hose away. A Donald Hicks jumper gave Radford a 56-49 lead with 1:47 remaining. Darius Moore answered for Presbyterian, scoring eight straight points to get Presbyterian to 59-57 with 41 seconds to go.

The Blue Hose had a shot to win it after Christian Bradford missed on the Highlanders final possession, but Reggie Dillard's 3-pointer was a blank.

Dillard led Presbyterian (5-23, 1-16) with 18 points and Moore added 12.

Neither team was particularly efficient offensively; each side finished below 40 percent shooting, and combined to shoot just 39 of 104 from the field.