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Ohio Wesleyan Downs No. 7 Men's Basketball In Midway Classic

Ohio Wesleyan Downs No. 7 Men's Basketball In Midway Classic

Chicago, Ill. - November 17, 2018 - The Springfield College men's basketball team lost for the first time this season by virtue of an 80-66 setback to Ohio Wesleyan at the University of Chicago's Midway Classic on Saturday afternoon. 

The Pride, which was ranked No. 7 in the most recent National Poll, fell to 2-1 on the year.  Springfield will conclude their trip to the Midwest at 12 pm EST against Claremont Mudd Scripps. 

Heath Post (Cheshire, Conn.) did a little bit of everything for the Pride in the setback, totaling 25 points and eight rebounds, while Kevin Durkin (Worcester, Mass.) pulled down a team-best 10 boards.  Springfield was limited to 37% shooting from the floor, going 20-for-53, and just 6-of-17 from deep.  The Pride held a 41-33 edge on the glass, but committed 17 turnovers.

Ohio Wesleyan drilled 16 three-pointers in the victory and had five players with at least nine points.  

After Post knocked down a triple just under three minutes into the game to give the Pride a 6-5 edge, Ohio Wesleyan poured on a 17-5 run over the next eight-plus minutes to take a commanding 22-9 advantage.

Springfield would trail by as many as 22 points midway through the second half at 58-36, but would put together a sensational run, pulling within 67-61 when Trey Witter (Unionville, Conn.) knocked down a pair from the line with 4:06 remaining.  However, OWU responded with a triple on the ensuing possession to gain the breathing room they would need to pull away with the 14-point win.