Cougars open 2009
The University of Minnesota, Morris men's basketball team opened 2009 play Tuesday falling to Valley City State University 79-61.
Trailing by only 32-30 at halftime, the Cougars actually led by 10 midway through the second half, but the Vikings used 64.3 percent field-goal shooting in the second half to edge the home team.
The Vikings shot 52.6 percent (30-57) of field goals and hit 10 of 24 three-point baskets.
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