EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- No. 2 Southern Indiana was dealt its first loss of the season by Missouri S&T 62-55 on Thursday night at the Physical Activities Center. USI falls to 10-1 overall and 2-1 in the GLVC, while Missouri S&T improves to 2-10, 1-3 GLVC.

TOP 25 SCORES
Missouri S&T 62, No. 2 Southern Indiana 55
No. 4 Kentucky Wesleyan 92, Drury 72
No. 11 N. Kentucky 76, William Jewell 72 OT
No. 15 Bowie State 97, Fayetteville State 85
No. 16 Midwestern St. 80, Central Oklahoma 61
Ashland 94, No. 17 Findlay 80
No. 18 Alaska-Anch. 80, Montana St.-Billings 72
Arkansas-Monticello 78, No. 22 Ark. Tech 69
No. 23 Western Washington 76, St. Martins 71
North Alabama 81, No. 25 West Georgia 78

The Screaming Eagles looked to have everything their way early in the first half, jumping out to a 12-0 lead in the first four minutes and shooting 75 percent. USI would go on to extend the lead to as many as 18 points at 26-8 when Missouri S&T began to whittle away at the margin.

The Miners dug themselves out of the 18-point deficit by the end of the first half with a 13-2 run, but the Eagles went into the intermission with a 28-21 lead.

In the second half, USI pushed the lead back to 10 points twice before Missouri S&T launched a 16-5 run to take its first lead of the game at 43-42 with 8:15 to play. The Eagles would regain the lead only once more in the final eight minutes at 52-51.

After starting the game 6-of-8 from the field, the Eagles struggled to find the basket. USI shot only 32.5 percent (14-43) for the remainder of the game and 39.2 percent (20-51) overall. The squad also had trouble at the line, hitting 13-of-24 from the free throw line.

In the scoring column, senior forward Isaac McClure led the Eagles with a game-high 17 points in his first start of the season. Sophomore forward Taylor Wischmeier followed with 16 points and had a team-high seven rebounds.