OLIVET, Mich. - The Kalamazoo College men's basketball team won 82-81 at Olivet College Saturday night.
The host Comets led by as many as eight (19-11) early in the game. Kalamzoo battled back and the teams traded leads throughout the half. Tanner Blyly hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to cut Kalamzoo's deficit to one (43-42) heading into the locker room.
The second half was back-and-forth as well and the Comets pulled ahead by two with seven seconds remaining. Following a timeout Kalamazoo pushed the ball up the floor and Ben Reiter knocked down a 3-pointer with 0.9 seconds left to lift Kalamazoo to victory.
Olivet shot 46.4 percent overall compared to 44.3 percent for Kalamazoo. The Comets held a 34-33 edge in rebounds with Kalamazoo grabbing 12 offensive boards to Olivet's 10.
Reiter led Kalamazoo with 23 points and four steals while hitting 5-of-9 3-pointers.
The win moves Kalamazoo into a tie for sixth place in the MIAA. Kalamazoo's next four games are at home including a makeup game with Hope on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.