The Bobcats' winning streak of 11 games came to a halt on Monday, as the University of Saint Mary held off a second-half rally to take the win, 83-76.
The Cats had a slow start, shooting only 28.6% in the first half against the Spires' 48.6%, which included eight treys. Coming back in the second half to hit 5 threes of their own and shoot 52.9%, the Cats rallied to double their first-half production, posting 51 points. However, St. Mary's added four more 3-pointers and shot 42.3% in the half, leaving the Bobcats short of a comeback win.
Leading the Bobcats was Skyler Frazier with 26 points and 8 rebounds, followed by Ethan Murray with 23 points, including 5 three-pointers, and 5 rebounds. Cameron Paschke tallied 6 assists, and Heath Carmichael captured the Cats' lone steal.
St. Mary's was led by Grant Greenberg (25 points), Marcus Mondaine (11 rebounds), Forrest Hicks (3 steals), and Payton Meek, who went 5-for-6 from the three-point line.
The Bobcats will return to their home court on Wednesday to close out the McDonald's CAM JAM Classic by facing Bellevue University at 5 PM.