Sat, Nov. 5, 2011 - [Men's Basketball]
YORK, Neb. – Kansas Wesleyan Men's Basketball fell to 0-3 on the season with a pair of losses to Concordia (Neb.) on Friday and No. 23 ranked Morningside (Iowa) on Saturday in the York College Classic in York, Neb.
Wesleyan dropped a 90-80 decision to Concordia on Friday night. An epic Coyote rally from 20 points down with 3:12 to go in the game fell just short as Wesleyan fell by 10 points to the Bulldogs.
The Coyotes fell behind 13-2 to start the game with 16:56 to go in the half, and remained down by double digits the remainder of the half, including a 48-33 deficit at the half.
In the second half, Wesleyan found itself down by as many as 23 points, 76-53, with 8:10 to go before mounting the furious rally. Trailing by 20 points with 3:12 to go, the Coyotes went on a 13-3 run capped by a Scott Weber triple with just under a minute left to get within 10 at 85-75.
The Coyotes later cut the Concordia lead to seven on a Brock Borovetz three with 19 seconds left, but got no closer the rest of the way.
Ty Dean led Wesleyan with 18 points and 9 rebounds, while Keon Jones added 16. Beau Smith had 26 for Concordia.
On Saturday against Morningside, the Coyotes could not overcome 30 turnovers in dropping a 99-67 decision to the Mustangs.
Morningside got out to a fast start, leading 13-3 with 15:53 to go in the first half and later pushed their lead out to 20 points at 31-11 with 8:56 to go in the half. Wesleyan found itself down 48-16 with 4:39 to go in the first half and took a 52-21 advantage into the half.
The Mustangs shot 52.9 percent in the opening half, while the Coyotes were just 9-of-31 from the floor in the first period.
Wesleyan never got closer than 28 points the rest of the game. Morningside led 78-33 with 11:41 to go before the Coyotes managed to get as close as the final 99-67 margin.
Dylan Briscoe scored 11 to pace the Coyotes, while Dean pulled down another nine boards.
Wesleyan is off until next weekend when they head to Mitchell, S.D., to play in the Dakota Wesleyan Classic. The Coyotes take on South Dakota Mines on Friday and Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday at the Corn Palace.