The Montana State University-Northern men's basketball program just can't quite get over the first-round hump at the NAIA national basketball tournament. Wednesday night i Kansas City, the Lights lost in the first round of the national tourney for the third straight year and the fourth time in their last fifth trips to K.C. The culprit Wednesday night was No. 9 Evangel University, which beat the Lights 64-54. Northern's season ended with a 23-10 overall record.
Corbin Pearson scored a team-high 17 points for the Lights, while Evangel got 17 from Zack Kleine.
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