JOPLIN, Mo. – Fort Hays State was held a season-low 35-percent shooting including only 32-percent in the second half and lost 78-66 to Missouri Southern State Saturday afternoon at the Leggett and Platt Athletic Center. The Tigers (14-8, 8-5 MIAA) have now lost three of their last four on the road while MSSU (19-5, 10-4 MIAA) remains unbeaten at home.
Mark Johnson Postgame Interview
The Tigers were down six at the half but a 13-0 run by the Lions pushed their lead to 21. They would lead by as many as 25 midway through the second half an 11-0 run by the Tigers to close the game.
Elijah Clark scored 18 of his game-high 22 points in the second half to lead Southern. Cam Martin added 19 with nine rebounds and seven assists.