When he hit that free throw, the Bears led 80-69 with 5:56 left. Bluefield cut the lead to four several times, but never had a look at cutting it closer.
In the Bears' previous game, a 93-85 win over Virginia-Wise, Rawlinson had his biggest numbers, racking up 25 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds.
"He's just hard to handle. When you try to go out and pressure him like that, that's probably not a good idea," Williams said.
Burgraff, a 6-1 junior from Matewan, is stepping up as the Bears' top bomber, hitting five 3-pointers among his 23 points. That comes after his 24 points and six 3-pointers against Virginia-Wise.
Kornilous Donnell, a 6-5 junior from Lakeland, Fla., added 18 points and Clark 12. Jaren Marino, a 6-1 sophomore from South Charleston, added eight.
Tech is missing 6-6 junior forward Armond Perez and 6-6 junior forward Jauries Thomas, both sitting out until they get cleared by the NAIA, which might not happen until the end of the fall semester. Williams said he may be able to add a guard from Chicago between semesters.
The Bears could use the reinforcements, particularly of the 6-6 variety.
"We've got a young team, and it's early in the season, and we're playing undersized," Williams said. "We're playing with four guards. We've definitely got to get bigger."
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