The St. Cloud State men's basketball team lost to 4th ranked Arkansas Fort Smith in Anaheim, California this afternoon 85-74 to lose their season opener.  SCSU went out to a 17-2 lead and led 40-25 at halftime.  The Lions outscored the Huskies 60-34 in the 2nd half.

The Huskies were led in scoring by Scottie Stone with 23 points and Gage Davis added 14.  Ft. Smith was led by Seth Youngblood with 23 points.  SCSU committed 21 turnovers.

SCSU will play Saturday against West Texas A&M at 6pm, pregame on WJON at 5:30.

John Ramey filled in for J.W. Cox calling the play-by-play.