St. Thomas Men's Basketball scored just 19 first-half points and struggled for offensive consistency all night in Wednesday night's 73-58 loss at Bethel.
Granger Kingland scored 21 of his game-best 27 points in the second half for the host Royals as he was 5-of-5 in treys after halftime. Bethel had only six turnovers and halted a two-game skid to get its first MIAC win.
The Tommies (3-3 overall, 1-2 MIAC) made just 5-of-21 from behind the arc to the Royals' 9-of-21 clip. They trailed 27-19 at half and pulled within 46-40 with 10:03 to go, but a 9-1 Bethel run let it pull away.
The Tommies play Saturday at No. 10-ranked UW-River Falls (6-1).