William Woods men’s basketball is unable to top MBU

The William Woods University men's basketball team fell to Missouri Baptist University Thursday evening in Fulton, 64-59. The Owls fall to 9-10 on the season with a 3-6 conference mark.

How it happened

After a back-and-forth beginning to the game, back-to-back jumpers from Nathan Schwartze in the paint gave the Owls a five-point lead, 12-7.

The Owls maintained at least a one-possession lead, but MBU finished the last 6:33 of the first half with a 13-3 run to take a six-point lead at halftime, 29-23.

A 7-2 Owls' run kicked off the second half, cutting the game to one less than three minutes in, 31-30.

A fast break layup from Fred Robinson cut the game to two with 6:31 on the clock after MBU had pushed back a nine-point lead earlier in the half, 44-42.

A traditional three-point play from Schwartze, followed by two good free throws, evened the score at 49 with 4:44 on the clock.

MBU pushed its lead back to six, but a layup from Robinson and two free throws from him on the next play brought the Owls back within one with 1:29 on the clock, 56-55.

MBU again pushed the lead back to five, and despite the Owls' attempts, they were unable to grab the win, 64-59.

By the numbers

40 - The Owls scored 40 of their points in the paint.

21 - Robinson scored a career-high 21 points to lead the floor, hitting seven jumpers and going 7-8 from the foul line. He scored 16 in the second half alone.

16 - Schwartze added 16 points to the board (6-14 FG, 3-3 FT).

13 - Darius Yohe pulled down a floor-high 13 boards, and the team recorded 13 total blocks (second most in program history).

11 - Jared Crutcher pulled down 11 boards, with eight coming from the defensive end.

8 - Yohe recorded eight blocks, again putting his name in the record book.

1 - The Owls were able to only hit one 3-pointer.

Up next

The Owls travel to the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.