Matt Wyman showed out in his hometown.
Wyman led all scorers with 24 points and the Carroll College Saints polished off an 86-76 win over the University of Providence on Sunday in Great Falls to remain undefeated on the season.
It was the Saints’ (8-0, 2-0 Frontier) second win in two days on the road. The Saints pulled off a remarkable comeback to upend Montana State-Northern in overtime on Saturday.
“Man, coming out of that back-to-back road trip with two wins is an impressive accomplishment by the fellas,” Saints coach Carson Cunningham said. “Their ability to execute and deliver well-placed passes against the University of Providence’s pressure helped us get the win tonight.”
Sunday, almost too appropriately, belonged to the Saints.
Carroll led 49-38 at halftime. The Argonauts couldn’t muster enough in the second half to prompt a rally in the second.
Carroll used a huge night at the free throw line to come away with the win. The Saints went 31 of 34 at the charity stripe (91 percent).
Wyman finished with 24 points on 7 of 10 shooting from the field and 8 of 10 shooting from the free throw line.
Saints junior forward Match Burnham added 18 points.
Ryan Imhoff chipped in 17 points and six rebounds.
Carroll shot 57 percent from the field and 42 percent from the three-point line.
The Argos (7-4, 1-1) shot decent percentages at 42 percent from the field and 89 percent from the three-point line and even outrebounded the Saints (31-24), but Carroll was able to make the plays and preserve their lead.
“The Argos played hard,” Cunningham said. “Fortunately, we were able to get it done.”
Carroll’s next game is against Salish Kootenai College on Dec. 8.