The Eastern Wyoming College men's team lost 73-72 to Gillette College on Wednesday night.
The Lancers (10-8 overall, 0-3 Region IX-North) made a hard-fought second-half comeback in front of their home crowd after the Pronghorns hit nine 3-pointers in the first half on their way to a 40-29 halftime lead.
Entering the game, Gillette (15-2, 1-2 Region IX-North) was receiving votes in the latest national poll.
Freshman Alexander Karras hit a corner three at the first-half buzzer to cut the Pronghorn lead to 11 at the break. Karras finished with eight points and four rebounds.
Sophomore Sam Tiley scored nine points and had a team-high six rebounds.
Sophomore Earl Baker scored 10 points, had five rebounds and had all four of Eastern's steals.
The men will fight for its first sub-region win when they host Central Wyoming at 4 p.m. on Saturday.