Quantcast

Lion Men can't overcome hot shooting from Lopers - KOAM TV 7

Courtesy: MSSU Sports Information

Lion Men can't overcome hot shooting from Lopers

Updated:

JOPLIN --  The Missouri Southern men's basketball team couldn't overcome a hot shooting first half from visiting Nebraska-Kearney as the Lopers defeated the Lions 74-66 today at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

Southern (9-6, 4-3 MIAA) was led in scoring by 18 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks from Jordan Talbert, his fifth double-double of the season. Marquis Addison scored 17 points and added three assists and three steals. Bryan Adams scored eight points off the bench for the Lions.

Kearney (5-11, 2-6 MIAA) shot 75 percent from the field and 63 percent from long range in the first half as the Lopers led 42-30 at the half.

The UNK lead was two (10-8) after a layup from Stephen Atkinson with 15:57 left in the first half. The Lopers, however went on a 18-1 run and pushed their lead to 17 (28-11) after a jumper from Mike Dentlinger. The Loper lead was as much as 18 in the half, the last time after a layup from Tyler Shields made the score 39-21 at 4:20 left in the half. The Lions closed out the half on a 9-3 run.

Southern cut the lead to eight (55-47) after a layup from Talbert with 10:32 in the second half, but the Lopers pushed the lead to 17 (67-50) with 5:00 left in the half and despite a late run, the Lions couldn't complete the comeback.

Southern shot 40 percent from the field and 73 percent from the free-throw line, but couldn't overcome the hot first half from the Lopers.

Southern will be back in action on Wednesday night when the Lions travel to Emporia to take on Emporia State at 7:30 pm.

  • Top Sports Stories in the 4-StatesTop Sports HeadlinesMore>>

  • High School Football Scores (8-29)

    High School Football Scores (8-29)

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:02:59 GMT
    Missouri High School Football Scores (8-29)More >>
    Missouri High School Football Scores (8-29)More >>
  • SBU, MSSU top MIAA preseason cross country polls

    SBU, MSSU top MIAA preseason cross country polls

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:01:31 GMT
     Missouri Southern was the unanimous pick to win the MIAA Men's Cross Country Championship, while in the women's poll four different teams earned first place votes. Southwest Baptist earned the top nod in the women's poll by four points as they received five of the 11 total first place votes. More >>
     Missouri Southern was the unanimous pick to win the MIAA Men's Cross Country Championship, while in the women's poll four different teams earned first place votes. Southwest Baptist earned the top nod in the women's poll by four points as they received five of the 11 total first place votes. More >>
  • Cowboy Basketball Hosts Alumni Weekend

    Cowboy Basketball Hosts Alumni Weekend

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:58:06 GMT
     Oklahoma State's men's basketball team will host its annual Cowboy Basketball Alumni Weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6, in Stillwater. Last year's event brought back more than three dozen former players spanning seven decades.More >>
     Oklahoma State's men's basketball team will host its annual Cowboy Basketball Alumni Weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6, in Stillwater. Last year's event brought back more than three dozen former players spanning seven decades.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.