Galesburg, IL -- The Beloit College Men's Basketball team dug themselves an 11-point hole at halftime they couldn't get out of on the way to a 73-57 loss at Knox College on Saturday.
The Bucs shot just 35% (7-20) in the opening half while committing nine turnovers. The game was still close with 11 minutes left until the Prairie Fire went on a 23-8 run that gave them a 35-18 lead 2:24 before halftime. KC led 37-26 at the break.
Beloit got back within 39-33 four minutes into the second half on a three-point-play by Mike Gulve but Knox went on a 14-5 run over the next seven minutes and the Bucs never got closer than 10 the rest of the way.
The Buccaneers shot 39.1% for the game (18-46), only 1-9 from three-point in the second half. Knox shot 45.6% (26-57) for the game.
Andrew Bremner was the lone Buc in double figures with 21 points on 9-11 shooting, also grabbing a team-high eight rebounds. Gulve had nine points while Cody Risseeuw and Sam Noyce both added eight points, Risseeuw with seven rebounds.
Beloit looks to get back on the winning side as they begin the final week of the season with the home finale on Tuesday against Cornell College. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
turnovers while the Prairie Fire shot 48.3% (14-29), including four three-pointers. The game was still close with 11 minutes left in the half when Knox went on a 23-8 run that gave them a 35-18 lead 2:24 before halftime. KC led 37-26 at the break.