The Franklin College men’s basketball team concluded nonconference play Thursday night with an 83-67 loss at No. 3-ranked NCAA Division III Illinois Wesleyan University.
Illinois Wesleyan (10-1) used two scoring spurts to capture the victory. The Titans closed the first half on a 10-3 run and led 33-30 at halftime. A 10-0 run midway through the second half gave the hosts a 57-44 lead.
Senior guard Bailey Howard scored 21 points to lead Franklin (5-5). He entered the game ranked fourth nationally in scoring at 25.1 points per game.