Panthers fall to Ashland in OT

Jan. 7—The Kentucky Wesleyan College men's basketball team rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final minutes to force overtime, but Ashland pulled away down the stretch to take an 81-77 conference win over the Panthers Saturday at the Sportscenter.

The loss dropped KWC to 9-4 overall and 4-2 in G-MAC play.

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