The Spartans were defeated 84-64 in the opener of MCAC Southern Division play. The Spartans jumped out to a lead early in the first half but a late run by the Golden Rams put them up at halftime. The Spartans would make a couple runs in the second half and only trailed by 1 point with about ten minutes left to play. The Golden Rams then went on a 28 - 12 point run to secure the victory. The loss brings the Spartans to 6-8 overall and 0-1 in the Southern Divisioin.
The Spartans shot 39% from the field and 39% from behind the arc. Alend Alemandi led all Spartans in scoring with 18 points. Alex Hendricks was the only other Spartan to reach double digits with 12 points. Renell Edwards was able to pull down 10 rebounds.
The Spartans will continue there homestand on Saturday. The Spartans will host Western Technical College. Opening tip is scheduled for 2:00 pm.