The University of Arkansas at Monticello men’s basketball team was taken down by Augustana University 76-69 in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament.

The Weevils (23-7) held a six-point lead over the Vikings of Augustana (24-8) at 43-37 at halftime, but the Vikings overtook UAM after a 27-10 run to open the second half of play.

Despite Arkansas-Monticello creating a run of its own late in the game, Augustana held its lead by the final buzzer to advance, 76-69.

Arkansas-Monticello was led offensively by junior Derylton Hill with 17 total points on 8-for-13 shooting from the floor. Hill added four steals and three assists to his overall stat-line.

Juniors Cobe Goosby and Tyrin Jones each provided 14 points each in the contest and Goosby led the squad in rebounds with seven and in assists with four.

Final team stats in the game for UAM included 48 percent shooting from the floor (29-for-61), 29 percent from three-point range (6-for-21), and 63 percent on free throws (5-for-8). Augustana finished the contest shooting 60 percent (33-for-55) overall, 35 percent on three-pointers (6-for-17), and 80 percent from the charity stripe (4-for-5).

The game concludes the Weevils’ season, finishing 23-7 overall after finishing the year Great American Conference regular season champions.