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Men's Basketball Unable To Overcome Cold Shooting Night Against No. 9 WashU

Photo credit: Sports Information Graduate Assistant, Kylie Lang Elbin
Photo credit: Sports Information Graduate Assistant, Kylie Lang Elbin

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Fontbonne University men's basketball team were unable to overcome its slow start against No. 9 WashU as the Griffins fell 86-44.

Final: No. 9 WashU 86, Fontbonne 44

Location: DSAC

Records: No. 9 WashU 8-1, Fontbonne 3-5

How It Happened

In the first half, after Elijah Rice made his jumper to put Fontbonne down 7-4, the Bears went on a 6-0 run before Domonic Doolin ended the rally at the 11:45 mark with his layup.

From there, the Bears put distance between themselves and Fontbonne going on a 17-0 run over the next five minutes and 44 seconds to take the 30-6 lead. They held onto that double-digit advantage the rest of the way leading 40-15 at the break.

WashU shot 62.5 percent from the floor in the first half, while the Griffins struggled to find its rhythm going 7-of-27 (25.9 percent) from the field.

In the second half, the Griffins upped its field goal percentage to 35.3 percent, though the Bears stayed hot from the floor going 19-of-32 (59.4 percent) and outrebounded Fontbonne 24-10 in the second frame en route to the 42-point win.

Inside The Numbers

  • The Griffins were held to season-low marks in field goals made (19) field goal percentage (31.1), free throws made (two), free throws attempted (six), and rebounds (23).
  • WashU ended with a 60.7 field goal percentage and connected on 50.0 percent of its 3-pointers.
  • The Bears dominated the glass owning a 42-23 advantage.
  • WashU's bench outscored Fontbonne 53-21.

WashU Leaders

  • Kevin Davet came off the bench to score a game-high 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting in 10 minutes of action.
  • Jack Nolan added 15 points, while DeVaughn Rucker contributed 10.

Fontbonne Leaders

  • Rice and Jalen Wadlington tied with seven points each. Wadlington also pulled down seven rebounds, six of which came on the offensive side of the glass.

Up Next

The Griffins return to action at home on Saturday when they'll host Greenville. Tip-off at 3 p.m.

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