Men’s basketball begins GLVC tournament after two losses

The men’s basketball team will play its first game of the GLVC Championship Tournament today after two tough losses.

The Truman State University Bulldogs played the University of Indianapolis and Lewis University last week, both of which resulted in losses. The weekend wasn’t all bad, however, as Truman received its bid to the GLVC tournament when University of Illinois Springfield lost last Thursday. Truman will be entering the tournament today ranked No. 8.

The defeat Thursday against UIndy ended a three-game home winning streak for the team, resulting in the most at-home losses in five seasons. The Greyhounds took the lead early on in the game and Truman struggled to keep up. In the end, the Bulldogs fell 84-77.

Saturday, Truman celebrated senior day and recognized four senior members of the men’s basketball team: Jacob Socha, Taurin Hughes, Nathan Messer and Jack Green. The Bulldogs took on No. 19 nationally ranked Lewis University and fell short 79-58.

Truman will rematch Lewis University this afternoon in Edwardsville, Illinois. The results of this game will decide how far Truman goes in the tournament.