Sophomore guard Aaron Mann scored a career-high 18 points for the Franklin College men’s basketball team, but NCAA Division III No. 25-ranked Centre College picked up a 74-60 victory against the Grizzlies on Saturday.
The game ended a season-opening stretch in which Div. III Franklin (0-2) played teams ranked or receiving votes in the D3hoops.com preseason poll.
Mann made six field goals and was 6-of-7 on free throw attempts to lead the Grizzlies.
Sophomore forward John Beineke also was in double figures with a career-high 11 points.
Centre (3-0) shot 57 percent in the first half to take a 42-28 halftime lead. The hosts finished the game by shooting 54 percent.
Blake Scinta scored a game-high 31 points to lead the Colonels.
The Grizzlies return to action Tuesday against visiting Trine.