LMU invited everyone to put on their pink and attend the "Think Pink" night in an effort to bring awareness to breast cancer. Fans had a chance to purchase ribbons and bracelets and also had the chance to donate to the Kay Yow cancer fund. The Lady Railsplitters took the floor first trying to knock off Lenoir-Rhyne who was co-leading the South Atlantic Conference with Newberry. In the earlier contest the ladies lost 91-74 and looked forward to the chance of defending their home floor at Tex Turner Arena. Carolyn Mills opened the game with a 3 and LMU then moved out to an 8-0 run. LMU moved out to a 10-2 advantage before the two teams began swapping the lead. With 3 three-pointers leading the way the Splitters finished the half with a one point lead at 28-27. Amberly O'Dell had four first half threes and Carolyn Mills the other. When the second half opened up the Splitters moved out to a ten point lead on two seperate occasions. Mills hit two early threes to ignite the team but as the second half progressed the conference leading Lady Bears began to pull away. With 2:36 left in the game the score was 70-58 in favor of the visiting Lady Bears. With one minute left all that the Lady Bears needed to do was to run out the clock and they did just that taking the victory at 72-58. Leading the Splitters in scoring was Carolyn Mills with 19 and Amberly O'Dell with 15. Whitney Holmes also scored in double figures with 10. LMU falls to 8-15 overall with a 5-8 SAC record.
The Railsplitters hit the floor searching for their 19th overall win of the season and more importantly their 9th SAC win. The Splitters behind D'Mario Curry's 19 first half points moved out to a 35-28 halftime lead. Senior Stuart Miller helped the LMU cause with two three-pointers. As the second half began LMU looked to be in the drivers seat but the Bears stayed in touch and began swapping the lead with the Splitters. With 9.2 seconds left the score was tied at 73 and at the final buzzer LMU had lost by 2 at 75-73. LMU will try to regroup as they face Catawba on Feb. 17th. Curry had 30 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks. Desmond Johnson and Stuart Miller both had 11 points. The Bears outscored the Splitters in bench scoring 15-12. LMU's loss moves their record to 18-6 with only three games remaining; all conference games. On the fundraising side LMU fans helped raise over five-hundred dollars to help in the fight to find a cure for breast cancer. Way to go Splitter fans.