MILWAUKEE – Junior Austin Stueck scored 30 points, including 23 in the second half, but it was not enough as the MSOE men's basketball team fell to Benedictine 80-68 Saturday afternoon at the Rice Center.
The Raiders (12-10, 9-8 NACC) shot 55.1 percent for the game, but the Eagles (14-8, 12-5 NACC) made 16 more free throws on 19 more attempts and held a 38-23 rebounding edge to get the win.
Stueck shot 11-for-21 in the game to lead the way. Sophomore Alex Darville was the team's only other double-digit scorer with 11 points in just 14 minutes.
Tim McGinty led five Benedictine players in double-figures with 24 points. Adam Reynolds and John Dodson added 13 points apiece.
MSOE missed eight of its first 10 shots in the game and fell behind 14-5 just under nine minutes into the game. The Eagles played from ahead the rest of the game and the Raiders could not fight back into the game.
The Red & White shot 69.2 percent from the field in the second half, putting up 47 points in the process. Unfortunately, BenU shot 56.5 percent and did the bulk of its free throw work (19-for-26) in the second half. For the game, the Eagles shot 44.4 percent from the game.
The Raiders return to action Tuesday, hosting Concordia Wisconsin at the Kern Center.