“The next thing was Scott Masin just really carried us down the stretch, and we got timely plays from other people. Cam Walton doesn’t show up in the box score, but he had three steals, and they were just really good basketball plays. He was just in the right place, and not everyone always is. He was huge.”
Masin has become a double-double machine. He had three in the first 10 games and has had five in the last six. He had 19 points and 13 rebounds against Wabash.
Masin ranks sixth in the conference in scoring (15.3) and third in rebounding (8.9). He’s been wearing a mask most of the season to protect the nose he broke in December.
“It’s been very impressive,” Brown said. “He’s very fit. He’s very strong. It comes back primarily to his desire. He had three offensive rebounds on the same possession at Wabash with crowds of people around him. Maybe on the first two putbacks he took some contact before he finally got the call, but he showed great desire and determination.”
Masin is a big reason the Tigers rank second in the NCAC in rebounding margin (plus 8.0).
“We started off great in that area, and we had a little bit of a lull,” Brown said. “Stat-wise, we’ve done a really good job, but it’s been countered a bit by empty possessions and turnovers.”