Senior Elijah Hannah finished with 21 points and six rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench to lead St. Thomas' 49-21 advantage in bench points as No. 5-ranked Tommie Men's Basketball scored an 89-81 victory at Augsburg in MIAC play Wednesday night in Minneapolis.
St. Thomas (8-1 overall, 4-0 MIAC) sank 11 shots from 3-point range, converted 26-of-30 at the foul line, had only 11 turnovers, and outrebounded Augsburg 39-31.
Sophomore Zach Theisen and junior Ryan Lindberg each sank two 3-pointers to fuel a 20-2 run that built a 64-46 Tommie lead with 11:04 to play. The host team never got closer than eight down the stretch.
Senior All-American Booker Coplin had 24 points, seven rebounds and four assists to lead the Auggies (5-2, 3-1).
St. Thomas is off until a January 4 game at Concordia-Moorhead.