Timothy Wilkins scored 20 points and Jeffrey Moore added 12 for the visiting Cougars, who built a double-digit lead after three quarters but withstood a fourth-quarter comeback by the Bulldogs in the opener for both teams at Fitchburg. Monty Tech made up nine points of an 211-point deficit in the final period, but Connor Puchol's jumper at the buzzer to tie it was an airball. Senior forward Mattison Darton led the Bulldogs with 16 points while senior point guard Mike Fassett added 14.
University Park 57, Monty Tech 54
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Fitchburg
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 9:11 a.m.