CHICAGO, Ill. - Southwestern dropped their second game of the opening weekend, falling 85-54 to #21 Washington University.
Southwestern never led in the game and found themselves battling a double-digit deficit with 7:32 to play in the first half. SU just couldn't seem to get the ball to fall as they made just six field goals in the first half and trailed 42-19 at the break.
An early second half run by Washington pushed the advantage to 31 with 14:20 to play in the game. Southwestern wasn't able to make up the ground despite doing a good job of handling Washington's pressure, committing just eight turnovers in the contest.
Southwestern was -20 in rebounds, pulling down just 13 boards on the afternoon, and shot 31.9% from the field.
The loss drops SU to 0-2 on the season while Washington improves to 2-0. The Pirates return to Texas to face Mary Hardin-Baylor on Tuesday evening in Belton, Texas before coming home for the first time to take on Wayland Baptist the following Tuesday.