Grizzlies come up short in men's hoops

Despite rallying from a deep second-half deficit, the Franklin College men’s basketball team lost a 75-74 heartbreaker Saturday against visiting Anderson.

With two regular-season games left, the Grizzlies (8-8) are one game ahead of Mount St. Joseph for fifth place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings.

Only the top six teams qualify for the HCAC Tournament.

After being down by as many as 16 points in the second half against Anderson, Franklin forged a 69-69 tie on a steal and fast-break layup by junior Bailey Howard with 1:03 remaining.

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