HELENA, Mont. -- The Mustangs (1-5, 0-2 WHAC) finished the program's first trip to the state of Montana with their third game in as many days against NAIA Division I competition. The games and travel proved to be too much for the Mustangs on the court as their final opponent, Carroll College, took a 55-36 decision on Sunday (Nov. 25).
Down only two possessions at the half (24-20), the Mustangs looked primed for an upset bid over a strong Carroll team.
Carroll would come out in the second half and hold the Mustangs to two points in the first five minutes plus to down the Mustangs.
Despite going 0-for-3 on the trip, the Mustangs made strides off the court as a team from a Thanksgiving dinner to plenty of sightseeing in Montana's Big Sky Country. We will feature a full Montana recap in the coming days.
The team returns home for their WHAC opener against fellow conference newcomer Lawrence Tech at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 28).