LAKE FOREST, Ill. – A cold shooting night from beyond the arc proved costly for the University of Chicago men's basketball team in a 75-61 loss at the hands of Lake Forest College on Saturday afternoon.
The Maroons dropped to 3-2 on the season and the Foresters moved to 3-0.
Three-pointers were the crucial tipping point in the contest. LFC knocked down 11 of 23 from long range (47.8 percent) while UChicago struggled, making 5 of 27 (18.5 percent).
The visitors were hanging close in the first half, only trailing 27-23. But runs of 7-0 and 10-0 by the Foresters staked them to a 44-30 advantage at the break.
UChicago dominated the boards in the second half by a 29-16 margin. But the extra possessions did not bear fruit as the Maroons shot 1-for-14 from three-point range in the closing 20 minutes. UChicago came within 11 points on several occasions but could draw no closer. Lake Forest's 54-43 lead later ballooned to 74-54 to put the game out of reach.
LFC ended up shooting 46.2 percent from the field while UChicago was limited to 35.8 percent. Rebounds went 46-37 in the visitors' favor. Lake Forest only received one point from its reserves as all five starters scored in double digits.
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