No. 17 Pilots suffer worst defeat since 2011

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Bethel College Pilots’ men’s basketball team spotted the nation’s 11th-ranked team 16 consecutive points to open the game on Tuesday night, on their way to their worst defeat since the 2011-12 season with a 95-69 loss to Marian in Crossroads League action.



  • Game Score: Marian def. Bethel 95-69
  • Records: Bethel (19-8, 8-7) | Marian (21-6, 10-5)
  • NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – No. 17 | Marian – No. 11
  • Location: Physical Education Center | Marian University | Indianapolis, Ind.





  • The Pilots suffered their worst loss since a 101-66 loss to Keiser (Fla.) on December 17, 2011. It is their worst loss in Crossroads League play since a 93-58 loss to Indiana Wesleyan on January 6, 2007—head coach Ryne Lightfoot‘s freshman season at Bethel and a span of 200 Crossroads League regular season games.
  • The Knights jumped out to a 16-0 lead to begin the game and never looked back, leading by 20 or more points for a majority of the second half.
  • The Pilots were outrebounded 41-27—tied for their second-largest rebounding deficit in a single game this season.
  • Paul Forman was held to season-lows with 6 points and 0 rebounds—just the second time since his freshman season that he was held without a rebound.



  • It doesn’t get any easier for the Pilots on Saturday as they return to the Wiekamp Athletic Center and welcome Crossroads League-leading and NAIA No. 3 Spring Arbor, who is coming off a 20-point defeat on their home court on Tuesday evening. Tip-off is set for approximately 3 pm.

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