HOLLAND, Mich. - The Kalamazoo College men's basketball team came up a little short in a 72-65 loss at No. 16 Hope on Wednesday.
Kalamazoo led by as many as eight points in the first half before entering halftime down 29-27.
The Hornets evened the score early in the second half but were never able to regain the lead. Hope pulled ahead by 14 with 5:49 remaining, but Kalamazoo chipped away before running out of time.
Kalamazoo shot 42.6 percent overall while Hope shot 35.6 percent. Kalamazoo made 20-of-29 free throws compared to 21-of-27 for Hope. Kalamazoo outrebounded Hope 44-30, but turnovers were a problem for the Hornets.
Alex Dykema led Kalamazoo with 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting with a pair of free throws.
Baysdell led the team with nine rebounds while Paprocki grabbed seven.
Kalamazoo returns home to face Adrian on Senior Day on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m.