The University of Findlay men's basketball team had their 16-game winning streak snapped in Canton, Ohio on Feb. 1 as Malone University topped the Oilers by a score of 82-71. The loss gives the 11th-ranked Oilers a 20-3 record on the season with a 14-1 record in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC).
The Pioneers came out on fire and drilled nine three pointers in the first half en route to a 42-31 lead. Findlay then battled back to cut the lead to four at 68-64 with just under four minutes to play, but Malone pushed their lead back out to double figures in a matter of seconds to hold off any chance of a rally from the Oilers.
Senior guard Martyce Kimbrough led the Oilers with 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting. He made 5-of-11 attempts from behind the three point line and also added a career-high four steals to go along with three assists.
Junior guard Trey Smith recorded a career-high 14 points off the bench and also added three assists and three rebounds.
The Oilers shot 42.2 percent (27-of-64) from the floor and connected on 11-of-29 (37.9%) attempts from three point range. The Pioneers meanwhile made 56 percent (28-of-50) of their shot attempts and canned 12-of-23 (52.2%) shot attempts from behind the three point line.
Ty Jordan led the Pioneers with a game-high 26 points.
The Oilers will be back in action again on Saturday when they face Walsh University at 1pm in Canton, Ohio.