BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)- The 10th-ranked Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team clinched the top seed in the SCAC East Friday evening with an 81-64 win against Centre College in Bill Battle Coliseum.
The Panthers move to 21-1 overall and 13-1 in the conference, extending their current win streak to 14 games and their home win streak to 40 games. The Colonels drop to 14-7 overall and 8-5 in the league.
The first seven minutes of the game were back-and-forth, with eight lead changes and three ties, and Centre led 14-12 at the 13:24 mark. BSC kicked into high gear after that, using a 13-2 run to go up 25-16 with 9:30 left in the half. The Panthers steadily increased their lead after that point, out-scoring Centre 19-11 for the rest of the period to lead 44-27 at the half.
BSC maintained its large lead for the rest of the game, going up by as much as 29, twice, before eventually winning by 17.