UNIVERSITY CENTER -- Hosting the GLIAC-leading Davenport University Panthers, the SVSU Men's Basketball team got 27 points from Darnell Hoskins Jr. and a double-double from Myles Belyeu but it wasn't enough in a 75-68 defeat at O'Neill Arena.
Saginaw Valley falls to 8-17 overall on the 2018-19 season and 4-13 in the GLIAC while Davenport improves to 22-3 and 14-3 in league play.
The Panthers never trailed in the game and led by as many as 11 points (29-18) at the 5:02 marker of the first half. The visitors carried a four point lead into the locker room at the half, 33-29.
The Cards knotted the game at 35-35 but the visitors eventually worked their way back out to an 11-point lead of 65-54 with 4:50 to play in the game.
Seven straight points from Hoskins trimmed the DU lead to just three points at 71-68 but only 20 ticks remained on the game clock.
With SVSU forced to foul, Davenport would convert on late foul shots and eventually take the game by the 75-68 final score.
Inside the Boxscore
- Hoskins led SVSU with 27 points, adding three rebounds with two assists and two steals. He was named the Meijer "Player of the Game" after his performance.
- Belyeu posted a double-double with 17 points and a game-high 11 boards with an assist and steal.
- Fred John Jr. netted 14 points while grabbing eight rebounds for the Cardinals.
SVSU remains at home next weekend, hosting Wayne State on Thursday night and Ashland on Saturday afternoon. Thursday's game tips-off at 8:00 p.m. at O'Neill Arena.
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