Franklin Pierce men's basketball suffered a close 78-79 loss to the Assumption Greyhounds, with Assumption securing the win with last-second free throws. The game saw two lead changes in the final two minutes, with junior forward Ja'Keese Kemp briefly giving Franklin Pierce a 78-77 lead. Assumption's graduate guard Alex Carlisle led all scorers with 24 points, contributing to Assumption's win and snapping their two-game losing streak.

By the Numbers
  • Franklin Pierce shot 44% from the field, while Assumption shot 38%
  • Franklin Pierce shot 37% from behind the arc, compared to Assumption's 30%
  • Franklin Pierce shot 61% from the free-throw line, in contrast to Assumption's 81%
  • Franklin Pierce recorded 34 points in the paint and 30 bench points
  • The Ravens only had six turnovers
State of Play
  • Assumption secured a narrow 79-78 victory with last-second free throws
  • Franklin Pierce faced a 39-31 halftime lead but was outscored 48-39 in the second half
  • Assumption's win snapped their two-game losing streak
  • The Franklin Pierce Ravens will next play the Bentley Falcons on Wednesday, February 21
Bottom Line

Franklin Pierce men's basketball faced a heartbreaking 78-79 loss to the Assumption Greyhounds, with Assumption's Alex Carlisle leading the charge with 24 points. Despite a strong performance, Franklin Pierce couldn't hold on, ultimately falling to Assumption's last-second heroics.