Lexington, Ky. – A gritty, overtime performance was not enough, as the Transylvania men's basketball team fell to the Franklin Grizzlies 87-84 Wednesday night at the Beck Center. The Pioneers had three players register double figures, and were led by freshman Cooper Theobald's career-high 29 points.
Transylvania used a big edge on the glass to protect their lead throughout the half. The Pioneers had three players with five rebounds each, and as a team they outrebounded Franklin 21-13.
This led to 13 second-chance points by Transylvania. While the Pioneers shot a dismal 14 percent from beyond the 3-point line, their free-throw shooting helped make up for it. As a team the Pioneers went 12-for-14 from the charity stripe in the first half.
The Pioneers look to finish up the regular season with a win as they take on the Manchester Spartans, also 9-8 in conference, this Saturday at home. Tip-off is set for 3:00 p.m. at the Beck Center following Senior Day recognition.
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