Diplomats Fall at Carnegie Mellon

Diplomats Fall at Carnegie Mellon

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall struggled from the floor and fell 74-54 to Carnegie Mellon Wednesday afternoon in non-conference men's basketball action. The Diplomats fell to 7-2 while the Tartans improved to 6-3.

F&M shot just 28-percent from the floor while CMU shot 47.5-percent and held a 47-35 edge on the boards.

Brandon Federici finished with 19 points while Cedric Moune and Lior Levy both netted eight for the Diplomats. Jack Serbin and Ryan Maha paced the Tartans with 16 and 15 points respectively.

Tied at 9-9, CMU outscored F&M 14-5 over a four-minute span and took a 23-13 lead at 11:46 in the first. F&M came within seven, 32-25, on a Levy triple at 3:25, but CMU answered and went on an 8-4 spurt to take a 40-29 lead into the break.

CMU went up 15 points, 45-30, early in the second and stayed in control the remainder of the contest, holding a double-digital edge throughout the final half.

The Diplomats return to action on Saturday when F&M hosts Misericordia at 3:00 p.m.