The Bulldogs traveled to Embry Riddle this past weekend for the Mitsubishi Shootout. Wesleyan played competitive first halves in both games, but faded after intermission, losing to host Embry-Riddle on Friday and to Carroll College (Helena, Mont.,) on Saturday.
In a battle between two nationally-ranked teams in the NAIA polls, TWC (No. 20 in Division II) trailed Embry-Riddle (No. 3 in Division I) just 44-36 at the half, but couldn't keep up with the hot-shooting Eagles in the final 20 minutes, losing, 95-65, with the bench accounting for just two points in the game.
On Saturday, the Bulldogs jumped out to a 28-12 advantage at one point of the first half, but Carroll rallied to climb within six at the half, 34-28, and to overtake Wesleyan in the closing minutes, winning 65-59.
TWC returns to Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) play at home on Tuesday tipping off at 7:30 against Milligan College.