Men’s basketball to close out regular season at home

Coming off a win against Quincy University, a rivarly sweep for the season, men’s basketball is preparing for its final weekend in regular season.

Truman State University traveled to Quincy after a tough loss to Rockhurst University Feb. 16. Truman faced Quincy at home early in February and came out on top 85-57.

This weekend served as a chance for the team to bring home another win against the Quincy Hawks. Saturday, the ’Dogs experienced its best field goal percentage of the season, .648, and scored 48 points in the first half and 44 in the second for a final score of 92-76.

“We feel great about the win at Quincy,” head coach Jeff Horner said. “Any time we can get a win on the road in the GLVC this year we are happy. There is a lot of parity in the league, so every night is a battle.”

The team fell behind once early in the game but quickly recovered to create a large gap between the two teams. Saturday’s win put the men’s basketball team at 14-12 overall with a 9-7 conference record.

Despite pulling off a win this weekend, the men’s basketball team has struggled throughout the season with large losing streaks of 4-5 games at a time. Horner said he’s hoping these last two games can result in wins and the team can make a run for the GLVC Championship Tournament.

The men’s team will first face the University of Indianapolis tonight. In their last meeting, Truman fell 83-79. The Bulldogs started their game against the Greyhounds ahead but couldn’t hold on to the lead.

“The first time we played Indianapolis, we were 3-0, and I think guys started to think we could just show up and get a win,” Horner said. “We have really buckled down lately, and on Thursday we want to win, and we have to win to assure ourselves a spot in the conference tournament.”

Men’s basketball will round out its regular season Saturday at home against Lewis University for Senior Day. Truman met Lewis early in the new year and experienced defeat 75-66.

Horner said he is hoping the team shows up ready to play, and he hopes they can send the seniors out on a good note.