KERRVILLE, Texas - The University of Dallas men's basketball team (9-6, 4-2 SCAC) was bested 80-72 by Schreiner University on Tuesday evening at Edington Gymnasium, despite managing a 50-percent mark from the field.
Dallas converted 12-of-22 (54.5 percent) from the floor in the first half, but trailed Schreiner (8-8, 5-5 ASC) 41-33 at the break after the Mountaineers netted six more field goals in the half.
Tanner Bruffey (Lubbock, Texas) tabbed 16 points in the second half, and the senior forward finished with a game-high 26 points for the Crusaders.
Never leading in the game, Dallas pulled within three of leveling the score with 5:19 remaining in regulation.
Travis Pflughaupt notched 18 points in the final period, navigating Schreiner to an eight-point victory. He tallied a team-high 22 points.
Bruffey and Davidson snatched nine rebounds apiece, falling just shy of a double-double.
The Crusaders outrebounded Schreiner 35-28, but the Mountaineers forced a 14-4 turnover disparity to claim a 21-4 points-off-turnovers advantage.
Dallas resumes conference play on Friday, Jan. 18, versus Austin College (3-14, 0-7 SCAC) in Sherman, Texas.