FAYETTE, Mo. – The No. 7-ranked Raven Men's Basketball team converted on 50 percent from the floor on Saturday as they took on Central Methodist University.
Benedictine (19-5, 8-4 Heart) only attempted four free throws as CMU (16-7, 7-5 Heart) connected on 10 of 18 in the second half to overcome a halftime deficit and hand the Ravens a 61-57 loss.
The Ravens used a 57.1 percent effort from the floor in the first half to build a three point lead, 30-27, at the half.
In the second half, the lead changed hands three times as the two teams played through two ties.
After pulling ahead by five points with just over six minutes left in the game, the Ravens went cold offensively. CMU took advantage and went on a 11-2 run that erased their deficit and allowed the Eagles to pull ahead by four points with one minute left in the game.
Benedictine was able to pull back within three points twice over the final minute but CMU connected on just enough free throws down the stretch to hold off the Ravens and earn the win.
The Ravens hosts Baker University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday before returning to the road on Saturday to take on MNU in Olathe.