Bighorns loses fourth straight road game |

Bighorns loses fourth straight road game

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CEDAR PARK, Texas – Marcus Cousin hit a game-winning layup with 1.6 seconds left to lift the Austin Toros over the Reno Bighorns 97-95 on Wednesday morning in the Cedar Park Center.

The Bighorns led 93-88 with under three minutes to play, but Austin roared back down the stretch to hand Reno its fourth straight road loss. With the game tied at 95, Toros’ point guard Squeaky Johnson drove the lane and lobbed a pass to Cousin, who converted the eventual game-winning basket. After a time-out, Reno’s Salim Stoudamire had an open three-point attempt at the buzzer, but the potential game-winner was off the mark and Austin escaped with the win.

Newly acquired Danny Green led the Bighorns with 22 points, while adding eight rebounds and connecting on 4 of 6 from three-point range. Donald Sloan had 21 points and a team-high nine rebounds for Reno, which has lost its last four games by a total of 14 points.

Cousin poured in 22 points for the Toros, which snapped a short two-game skid with the victory. Johnson chipped in with nine points and a game-high nine assists.

The Bighorns return home on Friday against the Bakersfield Jam. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m., and tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets by calling (775) 284-2622 or visiting or the Silver Legacy box office.

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