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Cougar men defeat Saints in non-conference contest

All five University of Minnesota, Morris starters scored in double figures on Tuesday to help the Cougars to an 84-72 win over Presentation in non-conference men’s basketball action.

The Cougars shot 55.4 percent as a team from the field.

Evan Reller tied a career high with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field. Brendon Foss picked up a double double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. The other scorers in double digits for UMM were Logan Orazem with 14 and both Steven Birman and R.J. Dean had 13 points.

The Cougars shot 64 percent in the first half as they held a 36-34 lead over a Saints team that shot 53.9 percent from the field in the first half.

The Saints were 6-of-10 from three-point range which helped them keep pace with the Cougars. 

Morris will host both Northland and St. Scholastica this weekend as they try to improve their chances to make the UMAC Tournament. Northland and UMM tip off on Friday at 7:30, the next day St. Scholastica and Morris will tip off at 5 p.m.