CLEVELAND, Ohio - The men's basketball team tipped off their season in the tournament hosted by Case Western Reserve. Greenville fell in their opening contest 132-113 against Centre.
The Panthers held a slim 55-53 lead after the first half, but the team was outscored 79-58 over the second half.
Greenville was led by five players who recorded double-figure scoring efforts, led by Sontiago Grady with 28 points. Grady made 9-of-17 field goal attempts, 4-of-11 three-pointers, and 6-of-7 free throws.
Barry Nixon led his unit with 16 points.
The Panthers (0-1) will play Central (Iowa) in the consolation game on Saturday.