3.5.12 | Men's Basketball
Baker falls to MNU in HAAC Championship Game
OLATHE, Kan. – Ben Steinlage scored 18 points and pulled down 16 rebounds, but Baker was never able to get over the hump as MNU never trailed in a 75-68 victory over the Wildcats Monday evening.
Jordan Honore was the only other Wildcat to score in double figures as he finished the game with 16 points. Luke Thomas of MNU stole the show though, scoring a game-high 21 points while shooting 8-for-11 from the floor to go along with 13 rebounds.
Baker (21-11) finished the game just 23-for-69 (33 percent) from the floor and 5-for-18 (28 percent) from beyond the arc. MNU (25-8) finished the game 25-for-50 (50 percent) from the floor and 4-for-11 (37 percent) from beyond the arc.
Baker will now move on to the 75th Annual Buffalo Funds NAIA DI Men’s Basketball Tournament set to be held March 14-20 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. Full brackets and pairings will be released on March 7th.
View the final box score here.