BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Brennan Reynard scored 22 points and had five steals to help lead the Benedict College to an 82-78 victory over Stillman College in the quarterfinals of the SIAC men’s basketball tournament late Wednesday night.
Benedict, now 17-11, advances to the semifinals on Friday. Benedict will face the winner between Morehouse and Tuskegee.
Stillman, which entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed from the West division, finished the season at 17-10.
Jordan Smith added 18 points for the Tigers, including hitting a key 3-pointer with 2:17 left in the game to give the Tigers a 69-68 advantage and Benedict held on to the lead for the rest of the way.
Benedict sealed the game at the free-throw line, sinking seven of its final eight attempts in the final 36 seconds.
Benedict had as much as a 15-point lead in the second half, but the Stillman Tigers chipped away until finally taking the lead, 69-68, on a free throw by Rodnerius Lewis.
Stillman had five players in double figures, led by Lewis with 17 points.