SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Drury Panthers took the lead in the first minute of the game and never looked back.
The Panthers beat Southern Arkansas 66-58 to win the opener of the Doubletree/Houlihan’s Thanksgiving Classic.
Cal Hartley and Brandon Emmert paced Drury (4-0) with 14 points each.
The Panthers 4-0 start is the best for the team since starting 10-0 in the 2016-17 season.
Drury will finish the tournament on Saturday against Rogers State.