Lincoln, Neb.- The Midland University men's basketball team fell to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 68-40 at the Devaney Center in Wednesday night's exhibition game.
"Tonight was a different level of competition for the team, some things that typically would work for us didn't tonight," said Todd Eisner, Midland University men's basketball head coach. "This was a great opportunity for the team, but now we need to clean up some issues on both ends of the floor and get ready for our home opener."
Midland played right with the NCAA Division I squad as the lead changed three times in the first half. The Warriors kept the margin within single digits up to one minute left in the half when the Huskers would score two consecutive times down the court and increase their lead to 14. Midland shot 25 percent from the field, 16 percent from three point land, and made two of seven free throws in the first half.
After a 32-18 halftime score the Warrior offense sparked to being the second half. Three buckets and a free throw from James Parrott and a three pointer sunk by Ben Imig pulled Midland back within single digits in the first 10 minutes of the second half. The Huskers would then pull away with the lead after a few scoring runs Midland was unable to answer. The final score of the night was 68-40 in favor of the home team. The Warriors finished the night shooting 28 percent from the field, 5-20 from beyond the arch, and 45 percent from the line.
The Warriors will open their home season Friday November 9th as they take on Johnson & Wales University. Tipoff set for 7:30 p.m. For more info on the 2012-2013 Midland University men's basketball schedule, visit www.MidlandAthletics.com.