Winless Mount Marty College led the entire game as they picked up their first victory of the season with a 73-55 win over Nebraska Wesleyan in men's college basketball action Saturday afternoon (Dec. 4) at Snyder Arena in Lincoln.
The Lancers improve to 1-6 overall and 1-2 in the GPAC, while NWU dropped its third straight game to fall to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in GPAC play.
Mount Marty led by just four points at halftime, 32-28, but the Lancers shot 61.9 percent from the floor in the second half (13-21) and held NWU to only 41.7 percent in the second half as they could not get the offense rolling.
After a Eric Jackson steal and layup, NWU pulled to within seven at 62-55 with 3:17 to play. The Prairie Wolves would not score the rest of the game as Mount Marty scored the final 11 points.
It was a balanced effort for the Lancers as three different players reached double figures. Stephen Klekas led the way with 17 points hitting 4-5 from 3-point range, while Weston Kusser added 16 points.
For NWU, freshman Eric Jackson was the only player in double figures as he scored 15 points in his first career start.
Nebraska Wesleyan will now have a week off before taking on rival Doane College on Dec. 11 at Snyder Arena.