EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The UW-Eau Claire men's basketball team was in action today, hosting the final day of the 45th Annual Holiday Classic.
UW-Eau Claire 70, Northwestern (Minn.) 65
UW-River Falls 76, Northland College 46
The men's basketball team got up by as many as 14 points against the University of Northwestern-St. Paul (Minn.) but the Eagles fought back to get within three before the Blugolds won 70-65 in the final game of the 45th Annual UW-Eau Claire Holiday Classic in Zorn Arena tonight. In the second half, the Blugolds worked their way to a 14-point lead and were up by 13 with six minutes to play. Northwestern then used a 10-0 run to cut the Blugolds' lead to just three with a minute left. But two free throws by Adam Hjelter at the end gave the Blugolds the five-point victory. Hjelter led the Blugolds in scoring with 16 points while three others reached double-figures. Kurtis Moody led the game with eight rebounds.