DANVILLE, Ky.—The No. 16 Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team was handed its first loss of the season Friday evening, falling to Centre College, 72-65, on the road in Danville, Ky.
The Panthers fall to 7-1 overall and 1-1 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play; the Colonels move to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the SCAC.
Centre led for the entire game, with the exception of four ties, and led by as much as 12 in the first half. The Colonels led 38-28 at halftime, and BSC opened the second half with a 14-4 run to tie it up 42-42. The Panthers stayed close for the next few minutes before Centre pulled away again and kept the advantage for the remainder of the game, eventually winning by seven.
BSC out-rebounded Centre 34-28, but did not shoot as well as past games, hitting 26-of-57 (45.6 percent) from the field, 5-of-18 (27.8 percent) from three-point range, and 8-of-15 (53.3 percent) from the free throw line.
The Panthers are on the road again this Sunday, facing Sewanee at 2 p.m. in Sewanee, Tenn.