Milligan could’ve used a three-point shot with time winding down. In all reality, all the Buffaloes needed were a couple extra free throws.
After using a 24-4 run to build a 10-point second half lead, Milligan was unable to pad its lead from the stripe, making only six of its final 14 opportunities. In the process, visiting Union College found its offensive touch for a 74-70 win at Steve Lacy Fieldhouse — spoiling Wednesday’s senior night for the Buffs.
“We talked about it all game,” said Milligan coach Bill Robinson, whose team falls back to third place in AAC play with a 9-5 conference mark (17-10 overall). “Free throws are going to come back to bite us and it did. If we shoot 70 percent tonight, we win it.