(Seguin) – For the second time in three weekends, Texas Lutheran men’s basketball dropped both games in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference home stand, falling to the University of Dallas 69-64 on Friday and to Colorado College 58-54 on Saturday at TLU’s Memorial Gymnasium.
The Bulldogs, 7-12 overall, are 3-5 in the SCAC with the odd combination of an 0-4 home record and a 3-1 road mark in conference play. TLU defeated Dallas and Colorado College on the road one week prior to dropping home games to both teams.
Friday evening, Dallas freshman forward Spencer Levi scored 21 and pulled down 16 rebounds. Levi went 5-for-8 from the field and 11-for-15 from the foul line. Levi also blocked three shots.
Levi's teammate, Darrius Colvin, added 23 points, seven rebounds and three assists.
Nathan Josephs led TLU with 16 points and five assists. Jacob Kouremetis contributed 15 points, three assists, three rebounds and three steals.
Kouremetis connected on three three-pointers on eight attempts from long rance. TLU overall from the three-point line was just 6-for-23.
The Bulldogs shot 36.5 percent overall for the game, while Dallas shot 46.8 percent.
Saturday, Colorado College held TLU to 34 percent shooting for the game.
CC shot just 35.1 percent but manufactured 10 more total shots than TLU. The Tigers had seven less turnovers than TLU. Colorado College turned the ball over just seven times in 40 minutes of play.
The Tigers' point guard, Eric Houska, scored 25 points and added two assists. Sophomore forward CooXooEli Black contributed 17 points and six rebounds.
Houska and Black were the only two Tigers to hit double figures. Chris Martin and Ryan Young each had seven rebounds.
Nathan Josephs led TLU with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Jacob Kouremetis added 13 points. Sebastian Andrade recorded 11 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Jackson Willoughby also had seven rebounds.
The Bulldogs return to action this Tuesday in Memorial Gymnasium with a 5:30 p.m. conference game against Southwestern.