Monmouth 84, Iowa Wesleyan 81
MONMOUTH, Ill. (AP) _ Eric Matthews scored 21 points in leading Monmouth to a 84-81 victory over Iowa Wesleyan on Sunday.
Iowa Wesleyan held a 44-42 lead at the half.
Brett Nelson scored 16 points for Monmouth (1-0), with Mike Blaesing adding 13 and Derek Archer 11.
Kevin Larsen was the leading scorer for Iowa Wesleyan (0-1) with 21 points. Murphy Carter added 13 and Aaron Becker 12 points.