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Saint Francis knocks off top-ranked Cardinal Stritch

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Cougars win own tourney with upset victory

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 9:47 pm

Saint Francis sent a message to the remainder of the NAIA Division II men's basketball world on Saturday, as it knocked off the defending national champion and preseason top-ranked Cardinal Stritch 64-53 at the Hutzell Athletic Center.

The Cougars (4-2) trailed by four in the second half before outscoring the Wolves 38-23 in the final half. The defeat was the first handed to Cardinal Stritch this season.