DECATUR, Ill. -- The men's basketball picked up a convincing 145-128 over Millikin on Saturday in the final contest of the two-day SLIAC/CCIW challenge. The Panther 145 point outing was a season-high, and they were led by Shane Smith with 23 points.
Elmo Smith was the top rebounder for Greenville with eight on the evening.
Johari Dix passed out six assists.
Greenville made 45-of-89 shots, hitting their shots at a mark just over 50 percent. They were 16-of-49 from behind the three-point line, and they made nearly 80 percent of their free throws (39-of-49).
Daniel Saeli picked up five of Greenville's 16 steals, and their defensive pressure forced Millikin into committing 39 turnovers.
The Panthers opened their season 3-0 for the first time since 2012. They host Lincoln Christian on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.