The Fort Hays State Tigers were held to just one field goal over the final 12:30 minutes Saturday, and fall 73-66 to Northwest Missouri State in the MIAA tournament semifinals Saturday afternoon at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City. The loss snaps a three-game win streak and drops them to 20-8 on the season. The Bearcats avenge two regular season losses to the Tigers and improve to 21-9.
The Tigers closed the first half on an 8-1 run and led by fivc at the half. They pushed the lead as high as 12 in the second half but were outscored 25-10 the rest of the way.
Ben Congiusta tied a career-high scoring 21 points while fellow senior Lance Russell added 16.