Centre College put five players in double figures, shot 48.2 percent from the field and withstood a late rally by host Oglethorpe University to record an 86-81 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory Sunday.
"We jumped on top early and led by 18 points in the second half," said Centre coach Greg Mason. "We played excellent basketball for the first 35 minutes. The last five minutes, we struggled to defend and take care of the ball and let the game get closer than we should have.
"But we did get a huge win on the road. We got a big defensive stop at the end, got a rebound we needed and then hit free throws to win the game."
Rob King and Coy Zerhusen both had 15 points to lead the Colonels (15-4, 7-2 SCAC). Zerhusen was 6-for-11 from the field and also had 11 rebounds, three assists and two steals. King was 6-for-10 from the field in his 16 minutes of play.