11/23/2012 – The men's basketball team was defeated by Calvin College in opening round action of the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Classic. The Knights stayed perfect at 4-0, while the Saints fell to 1-7 on the season. The 2012 tournament was contested at the DeVos Fieldhouse on the campus of Hope College.
The Saints, who were looking to end a four game losing streak, came up on the short end of a 58-55 verdict. The Knights built a six point halftime lead and secured the victory in the second half. The Knights used a 23-6 advantage in points off turnovers to propel themselves to the victory.
The Saints were led by Austin Semple who stuffed the stat sheet with 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Tyler Kruis paced three Knights in double figures with 13 points.
Aquinas will return to action tomorrow night with a date with Hope College (1-2) on their home court.