Marian University men’s basketball (4-18, 3-14 NACC) had a tough second half on the offensive end leading to a 77-60 defeat against Dominican.
Both offenses had a slow start but the Sabres were able to manage a 17-10 lead with 11:13 remaining in the first half. The Stars were then able to go on a 10-2 run that gave them a 20-19 lead at the 7:59 mark. Marian had a response immediately taking the lead back and building it out to 29-23 with a 10-3 run of their own. This run drew a timeout from the Stars and over the final 5:20 Dominican was able to go on a 16-6 run and take a 39-35 lead into halftime.
Each team was able to shoot 50-percent from the field in the opening half with Marian going 13-for-26 and Dominican shooting 12-for-24.
Marian was able to tie the game with the first four points of the second half but Dominican was then able to go on a 14-2 run that gave them a 53-41 advantage. The Stars were able to build their lead to as large as 75-49 drawing a timeout from Marian with 4:38 left to play. The Sabres were able to close out the game strong with an 11-2 stretch that set the final at 77-60.
Marian remains at home to take on Wisconsin Lutheran Saturday, Feb. 15 for a 2 p.m. tip in NACC action.