Winston-Salem, N.C. - Following a lengthy holiday break, the Johnson & Wales men's basketball team resumed play on Saturday, suffering a heartbreaking 76-73 loss at Piedmont International University.
The Wildcats (2-9) held a late lead in the back-and-forth affair after Kajuan Madden-McAfee drilled a three-poiner with 30 seconds remaining to give the Wildcats a 73-71 lead. However, Piedmont International's Nash Carter answered with a three to reclaim the lead and the hosts were able to hold on for the win.
Piedmont International (6-5) were led by Carter with 24 points while Tamir Glenn added 21 points.
The Wildcats led by 40-38 at the half and were up by three with 14:28 remaining when Moore fouled out early. Johnson & Wales would eventually trail by as many as nine with five minutes remaining, but clawed back and pulled to within one on a Bullock layup with 2:45 remaining.
Johnson & Wales will resume play on Jan. 13 when it hosts Morris College. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at the Wildcat Center.