Centre College played what coach Greg Mason called its "best half of the season" to deny visiting Rose-Hulman a share of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship Sunday.
The Colonels shot 72.2 percent from the field and 82.6 percent at the foul line in the second half to beat Rose-Hulman 78-68. Centre (18-7, 10-4 SCAC) scored 50 points in the second half to win a game that had 10 lead changes.
"This was really a big win for us," said Centre coach Greg Mason.
The win in the regular-season finale sends the Colonels into this weekend's conference tournament at Memphis, Tenn., as a No. 3 seed.
"We are peaking at the right time again," Mason said. "Our seniors know what it takes to win, and today's game was a perfect way to send them out on top."