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Cold Shooting Dooms KWU Men at Southwestern

Mike Hammett - February 1, 2014 8:31 pm

Shots simply wouldn’t fall for the Kansas Wesleyan men’s basketball team in a 69-46 loss to Southwestern at Stewart Fieldhouse in Winfield on Saturday.

The 46 points and 26.2 percent shooting for the Coyotes were both season lows.

It started poorly for the Coyotes. Southwestern scored the first seven points of the game. The Coyotes finally got on the board on a three by Brock Borovetz with 17:47 left. Wesleyan was within 10-5 with 15:27 left, before Southwestern went on a 13-2 run to take full control at 23-7. Southwestern never let the Coyotes back in, slowly building to a 34-15 halftime lead.

In the second half, Wesleyan was never able to build momentum. Southwestern slowly added to the lead, going up as much as 28 at 64-36 with 3:49 left, before the Coyotes scored in a flurry late, cutting the final margin to 69-46.

Poor shooting was the story. The Coyotes shot just 26.2 percent in the game, while the Moundbuilders weren’t particularly strong at 39.4 percent.

Wesleyan was led in scoring by 11 points from Brock Borovetz. Southwestern picked up a double double from William Tisdale with 18 points and 13 rebounds.

The Coyotes fall two games behind Southwestern for eighth place in the KCAC standings at 4-18, 2-10 in the KCAC. Southwestern is 14-9, 4-8 in the league. Only the top eight teams in the standings make the conference tournament.

Kansas Wesleyan is at Saint Mary on Thursday.