LINCOLN, Neb. - The men's basketball team led from start to finish as they defeated Olivet, the 2018 MIAA regular season co-champion, 136-127 on Friday night. The Panthers featured a scoring attack that saw eight players reach double figures in the victory.
Greenville scored the first six points of the game and opened up a 10-1 lead in the games first three and a half minutes. They ended the first half with a 70-57 scoring advantage. The Panthers led by as many as 19 (65-46) with 3:05 to go in the first half.
Josias Parker did a little bit of everything by posting a line of eight points, seven assists, and four steals.
Greenville's pressure resulted in 30 Olivet turnovers, and the Panthers collected 17 steals.
GU shot 45 percent from the field (45-of-99), nearly 37 percent (18-of-49) from three-point territory, and better than 73 percent at the free throw line (28-of-38).
The Panthers (2-3) play Redlands on Saturday in their final road game before their SLIAC opener next week.