In Kennesaw, Ga., a poor shooting performance by Paine's Lions on the road enabled host Kennesaw State (14-7) to cruise to a non-conference victory.
Paine (11-10) shot just 31 percent from the field, including a paltry 1-for-17 effort from three-point range, and 53 percent from the line. Both teams had 43 rebounds, but Peach Belt Conference member Kennesaw State outshot the Lions by more than 20 percent.
The Owls, who led 36-30 at halftime, held Paine's leading scorer, Yari Scott, to only nine points in the game. Scott went into the game as the third-leading scorer in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with a 19.1 point scoring average.
Prentiss Gates led Kennesaw State with 24 points.
Paine returns to action on Thursday night at Carter Gym with a doubleheader against SIAC foe Fort Valley State.