December 1, 2019 11:17:05 PM
Keith Harris scored 25 points and Carlos Wilkerson added 10, but the Misssissippi University for Women men's basketball team lost at Millsaps College 69-58 Sunday night at the Hangar Dome.
Harris had a strong performance for the Owls hitting 11 of 18 shots from the floor. Of the 18 field goals, the senior guard from Starkville hit 2-of-6 in three-point range and 1-of-4 from the line to lead all scorers in the competition.
The W (2-5) connected on 37.3 percent (25-67) of its shots, while the Majors hit 40.0 percent (24-60) in field-goal attempts. The Owls were 4 of 23 from behind the arc, while Millsaps hit 11 of 25 from long range. The W was 4 of 8 from the free-throw line, while the Majors were 10 of 17.
The W outscored Millsaps 32-18 in the paint, but loss the advantage in bench points, 33-13.
The Owls opened the game with a 6-0 run and held a lead for most of the first half. The Majors got back in the game, outscoring The W 17-11 to tie the game with seven minutes left in the period. The two teams traded points and entered halftime in a 26-26 tie.
In the second half, the Owls and the Majors continued their scoring exchange to remain within three of their competitor's lead. With the game at 39-38 in favor of Millsaps, the Majors went on a 12-5 run to increase their lead to 51-43 with under nine minutes left to play.
The W was able to get within two with 6:32 remaining when Harris knocked down a three-point jumper. However, the Owls got no closer.
Kaleb Jenkins led the Majors with 15 points and Zachary Tullos brought down one offensive rebound and seven defensive rebounds for a game-high 8 boards.
The W returns to action on Saturday when the Owls host Talladega College at Emma 'Ody' Pohl Gymnasium. Tipoff is at 4 p.m.