Men's Basketball Falls to Saints on the Road

Men's Basketball Falls to Saints on the Road

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Southern Virginia University men's basketball team suffered its second straight single-digit loss on Wednesday, falling to Capital Athletic Conference foe Marymount University 58-55.

The Saints (2-3, 1-0 CAC) jumped to an early lead in the first half, leading by as many as 11 points, and took a 10-point lead into the intermission. The Knights (3-3, 0-2 CAC) outscored Marymount by seven in the second-half but were unable come away with the win despite trailing by one with 42 seconds left.

Southern Virginia struggled to shoot the ball in the first half (33.3%) but turned things around in the second with 66.7% shooting from the field. Both teams struggled from behind the arc, sinking a combined five treys. 

The Knights outrebounded the Saints 42 to 26, but had 26 turnovers. Another difference in the game came from the free-throw line as Marymount made 11 of 23 trips and the Knights just three of seven.

Senior Aarun Rumbaugh led the team with 13 points and eight boards and three assists, followed by Cale Thornton's 12 points and seven boards. Justin Prisbrey chipped in 11 points and pulled down eight rebounds, a pair of assists, and three steals. 

The Knights will look for their first CAC win at home on Saturday against Wesley College. Tipoff is slated for 3 p.m. in the Knight Sports Arena.