The Spartans played the fourth-ranked Kirkwood eagles on the road on Wednesday, January 22. They lost to the Eagles 66-44.
Head Coach Addae Houston said, "The challenge was everything we expected. It was closely contested game for most of the first half but a run near the end of the first half put Kirkwood up 32–21. Kirkwood was able to pull away with strong outside shooting from the three-point line in the second half."