M State shot 40% (24-60) from the field, made 13-of-37 (35%) 3's and lost the rebounding battle 44-31. Chris Tungseth led the Spartans with a double-double (22 points, 10 rebounds) and Isaiah Lemke had 15 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Samuel Priem finished with 14 points and 4 assists and Austin Milleradded 9 points.
"We were tied at 58-58 with five minutes left, missed a few really good looks at a 3 and ran out of gas on defense," said Spartan Head Coach Shawn Sorenson. "The guys played tough all game and Rochester deserves credit for finishing strong."
Rochester hit 50% (32-64) of their shots and went 4-for-13 (31%) on 3's. Tyree Caruthers led Rochester with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Jumah'ri Turner had a game high 29 points and added 6 assists. Michael Cornelious finished with 9 points and 9 boards.
M State (11-14, 5-7 MCAC South) will host Riverland Community College at 7:30pm Wednesday in Fergus Falls.
Courtesy of Craig Olson Sports