McCallie graduate Adrian Thomas reaches 1,000 career points in Sewanee victory

McCallie's Adrian Thomas, bottom, and Central's Jamichael Poole struggle for a loose ball during a Dr. Pepper Classic game at McCallie on Feb. 6, 2016. Thomas, now a senior at Sewanee, reached 1,000 points for his collegiate career in a road win Sunday. / Staff photo

Chattanooga native Adrian Thomas reached a basketball milestone Sunday while helping the Sewanee Tigers earn a Southern Athletic Association victory at Birmingham-Southern College.

Thomas, a 6-foot-2, 255-pound senior forward who prepped at McCallie, scored his 1,000th collegiate point when he made a free throw with 3.1 seconds left in Sewanee's 88-85 overtime win.

It was the final point of the game for the Tigers (8-6, 2-1), with Ben Spence making a free throw for the Panthers (4-10, 0-3) at the finish to complete the scoring.

Spence's free throw with 18 seconds left provided the final point of regulation, tying the score at 75, and Thomas missed a layup and a 3-point attempt in the final seven seconds but did plenty to help Sewanee end its losing streak after four games.

Thomas, the SAA player of the year as a sophomore, led the Tigers with 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting Sunday, when he also had seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.