MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) _ Life University's home winning streak ended at 99 games Saturday night when Derrick Shaw's desperation 3-point attempt fell short and the Running Eagles lost to Talladega 75-72.

A win by the NAIA powerhouse in suburban Atlanta would have made Life only the third men's college basketball team to win 100 straight home games.

Talladega, which improved to just 3-14 with its victory, trailed 67-61 with 2:55 remaining but went on a 10-0 run in the next minute to take the lead.

Chummy Johnson pulled Life within 71-70 with a 3-point basket with 32 seconds remaining, but three free throws by the Alabama team provided the crucial cushion.

``It was a great run, and you never want it to end, but Talladega played a lot harder tonight. Their penetration killed us in the second half,'' Life coach Roger Kaiser said.

The Running Eagles (15-6) had not lost at the Life Sports Center since Nov. 13, 1993, when Georgetown (Ky.) posted a 77-70 victory.

Kentucky had a 129-game home winning streak from 1943-55. Marymount (Kan.), another NAIA school, went 106 games without a home loss from 1971-78.

Life, ranked 15th in NAIA this season, has had one of the nation's most successful small-college teams since the program started in 1991.

Life finished 29-6 its first season and made the NAIA tournament the following year, beginning a streak of six straight postseason appearances. The Eagles were national runner-up in 1994 and won the championship two seasons ago. Overall, the team has a record of 234-40, including 126-6 at home.