COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Peru State men’s basketball team played the Columbia (Mo.) Cougars close through the first 24 minutes in Hampton Inn Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday. However, the tourney hosts would expand their lead to double digits and went on for an 88-77 win in Columbia to earn their eighth win of the season against no losses.
Nolan Cass led the Bobcats with 17 points which included making five of ten three-point attempts.
The Cougars were pre-season ranked seventh in the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released in October. Peru State fell to 3-4 with the loss.