Falcons drop third straight game in NIT Season Tip-off, move to 1-3 overall

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The men’s basketball team fell short against the Robert Morris Colonials, 71-60, on Monday night.

The dynamic senior duo of A’uston Calhoun and Jordan Crawford scored 35 of the Falcons’ 60 points, 17 and 16 respectively. Junior Cameron Black was the only other starter to score points against the Colonials. Senior Luke Kraus and sophomore Chauncey Orr both played 23 minutes, but the pair missed all seven shots that were attempted.

The bench helped BG stay in the game, scoring 21 points against Robert Morris, but the effort was not enough to stop the Colonials.

Robert Morris had four players with 10 plus points and six players with more than 20 minutes played in the game.

This loss extended the Falcons’ losing streak to three games, dropping their record 1-3 on the season. Robert Morris moves to 2-3 as they go in to Tuesday’s game against Cleveland State.

This marked the fourth straight game in which the Falcons were not losing at halftime.

BG will be facing Division II opponent Alabama-Huntsville Chargers Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Robert Morris University.

The Chargers nearly defeated Cleveland State on Monday night, but the Vikings came out on top, 71-69.

Tuesday’s game against Alabama-Huntsville is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start. Live stats and audio will made available on the BG athletics website.

The Falcons will return to the Stroh Center for a five game homestand after Thanksgiving Break when they take on the Detroit Titans on November 27 at 7 p.m. After that they will host Youngstown State, Wright State, Samford, and No. 15 Michigan State.