Griffons upset number two in the nation, UCM

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Western upset #2 UCM, 55-49

Missouri Western Men’s basketball teams upset the University of Central Missouri, #2 men’s basketball team in the nation with a final score 55-49.

The game came down to the last minute of the game with Western leading by 4 points, 51-47. UCM would narrow that to two points with 35 seconds left in the game. Western would rally back and widen that to 6 points to guarantee a victory.

Western’s guard Marcus Rhodes and forward James Bush both scored 14 ports.

Western moves on to play Southwest Baptist Saturday, Feb. 27 and then to the MIAA tournament next week.

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