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Cougar men split UMAC basketball

The University of Minnesota, Morris men's basketball team split a pair of Upper Midwest Athletic Conference games at home Jan. 23 and 24.

UM-Morris 94

Crown 41

The Cougars won a convincing match up with Crown 94-41 Friday night.

The Cougars took a 50-17 lead into the break.

Averaging 64.8 percent, the Cougars hit 35 of 54 shots from the field.

Crown was shooting at 34.9 percent.

At the free-throw line, the Cougars were 23-of-29 (79.3 percent).

Crown was 64.3 percent at the line, but only made 14 attempts.

Five Cougars scored in double figures, while the other five players also made it into the scoring column.

Zach Meyer led the Cougars with 19 points.

Clay Fischer added 16 points.

Daniel Fragodt chipped in 13 points and led the team with five steals.

Mitch Primus scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds.

John Hammer scored 10 points.

Also scoring for the Cougars were Chris Haglin with eight, Kyle Bruns with seven, Jeremy Bosch and Kendall Proell with four apiece, and Jamin Ivers with two.

Bosch and Bruns led the Cougars at the boards with six rebounds apiece.

Proell dished out eight assists to lead the team.

Northwestern 66

UM-Morris 53

Despite a three-point advantage at half time (31-28), the Cougars fell to Northwestern 66-53 on Saturday.

The Cougars were shooting at 38.9 percent from the field in the first half, but fell to 30.4 in the second half.

Northwestern averaged 45.5 percent.

At the line, both teams were 10-of-12.

Fragodt led the Cougars with 16 points and Meyer added 10.

Also scoring were Bruns with eight, Proell with six, Fischer with four, Hammer with three, and Primus, Ivers, and Bosch with two apiece.

Fragodt had a team-leading four steals and tied with Proell with six rebounds.

Proell led the Cougars, dishing out four assists.