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.
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.