It's never easy for an unranked team to beat a ranked opponent. It's even harder when that unranked team is missing its top scorer. That's the situation Lincoln was faced with.
Clifton Fleming, Lincoln's leading scorer at 16.7 points per game, missed the contest due to unspecified issues. Although he will return for the Blue Tigers' next game, his scoring was missed as Lincoln fell to the No. 24-ranked Fort Hays State Tigers 78-65 Wednesday night at Jason Gym.