Lawrence falls to sixth-ranked Titans

Lawrence men's basketball action George Mavrakis
George Mavrakis scored 10 points to pace Lawrence in the loss to UW-Oshkosh.

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University men's basketball team ran into a hot-shooting squad in No. 6 UW-Oshkosh and fell 91-53 in a nonconference game Friday night at Alexander Gymnasium.

George Mavrakis paced Lawrence (5-5) with 10 points and five rebounds, and Brad Sendell and Quinn Fisher added nine points apiece. Fisher also collected five assists.

Oshkosh used its size to get looks inside and shot 31-for-60 (51.7 percent) for the game, but the Titans pulled away by shooting 17-for-31 (54.8 percent) from beyond the arc.

Jack Flynn and Jake Zeitler scored 16 points apiece for Oshkosh (8-1) and were among five players scoring in double figures. Flynn also collected a game-high eight rebounds.

The Titans raced out to a 16-2 lead less than seven minutes into the game before the Vikings rallied. Lawrence went on an 8-2 run, capped by Joe Duero's 3-pointer, to trim the lead to 26-19 with 6:13 left in the first half.

Oshkosh hit three 3-pointers in the final 3:44 of the opening half and pulled out to a 42-28 lead at the break.

The Titans then hit seven 3-pointers in the opening 7:45 of the second half to ease out to a 66-43 lead, and Lawrence wasn't able to mount a rally after that.