It’s been nearly 3½ months since the University of the Virgin Islands’ men’s basketball team could boast of having a .500 record.

That will have to wait until next season, after the Buccaneers fell to Crowley’s Ridge College 69-65 on Friday night in the opening game of the College of the Ozarks Basketball Classic in Point Lookout, Mo.

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