Taye Fields

Despite holding on to the lead for over 21 minutes, the Missouri Western men fell late to rival Northwest Missouri State 68-59 on Saturday.

The Griffons, who haven’t beaten the Bearcats since 2013, had their arch rival on the ropes in the first half as they led 31-26 at the break.

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