LMU's nearly perfect season came to an end in the Southeast Regional Championship Tuesday night. The Railsplitters fell to Queens, 69-57.
Despite being the top shooting team in the league, the Splitters' struggled on offense, shooting just 22 for 57 from the floor and 3 for 15 from three point range, an area the Splitters normally shine. Head Coach Schertz said it best, as cliche as it is, sometimes it just comes down to making shots or not making shots.
LMU played from behind most of the game, several times cutting their deficit down to one or two possessions, but never could get grab ahold of the lead.
"With all the offense, all the missed shots, we were grinding at it and we just never could get over it and I think that obviously was frustrating," said Schertz.
The Splitters came into the NCAA Tournament ranked number one in the nation and had their sights set on a national championship, it was apparent just how much the team wanted it after the loss.
"There's heart-broken guys now in that locker room because we have a bunch of champions. We didn't win the national championship but that locker room is filled with tough, competitive guys that are great kids and are champions in every sense."
It was a revenge game for Queens who had fallen to the Splitters in their previous three meetings this season, and they got their revenge when it mattered most.
LMU finished the season with a 32-2 overall record.