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No. 23 Lions fall to No. 9 Tarleton State, 69-52 in first round of NCAA Tournament

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WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS-- The No. 23 ranked Missouri Southern men's basketball team fell behind by three at the half and a 9-0 run from No. 9 Tarleton State early in the second half broke open the game as the Lions' season ended today with a 69-52 loss in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament. 

Southern (22-8) was led offensively by Keane Thomann as the senior scored 18 points on 4-6 shooting and 10-13 from the free throw line. He added six rebounds and three blocked shots in the game. Sophomore Marquis Addison scored 15 points, whileJordan Talbert had seven points and seven rebounds. 

Tarleton State (27-5) had four score in double-figures with 15 points and ten rebounds from Fabian Wilson, while Chris Harrell added 13. Wes Dipprey and Shedrick Haynes scored 11 points each. 

The Lions led by seven (19-12) after a jumper from Addison with 10:31 left in the first half, but a 13-6 run from the Texans tied the score at 25 with four minutes left on a layup from Wilson. A free throw from Thomann with a minute to go in the first half tied the game at 30, but a three-point play from TSU's Coleman Furst as time expired sent the Texans into the locker room with a 33-30 lead. 

Addison hit a jumper to start the second half and bring the Lions to within one (33-32), but a 9-0 run from Tarleton over the next two minutes gave the Texans a quick ten point lead after a three from Haynes with 16:17 left in the second half. The lead for TSU was as much as 19, the last time being with 2:30 left as a dunk from Dipprey gave the Texans a 68-49 lead. 

The Lions end their season with a second-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament and another 20-win season. Jason Adams finishes his career at Southern with the second-most points in a career as a Lion with 1,981. He ranks fourth all-time in scoring in the MIAA and finished with the second-most three-pointers in a career with 213. 

Keane Thomann finishes his career as one of the best big man to ever wear a Southern jersey. He finishes with the sixth-most points in a single season at Southern (646), while his scoring average of 21.5 this season is sixth-best as well. His career points total of 1,523 put him in front of Chris Tucker today for sixth-place on the all-time scoring list. His single-season field goal percentage this season (.633) and his career average (.615) rank tops all-time in Southern history. 

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