The Conqueror men entered first round play in the 39th annual NIAC Tournament with high hopes and what looked to be a good match-up for them. For one of the few times all season, the Conquerors faced off against a smaller team in the Lakers. However, the Lakers made up for their lack of size with quickness and aggressiveness on both offense and defense. After an even start by both teams, the host Lakers steadily pulled away from the Conquerors, playing with heart and determination to take the lead into the half. Coming out of the half, the FLBC men tried to up their intensity but still struggled to get into any kind of offensive rhythm. They also failed to get consistent stops against the LLTC offense. Despite a late run, the Lakers held off the Conquerors to win by a final score of 77-70. With the loss, the Conquerors were eliminated from the tournament, bringing an end to their NIAC season. The Lakers moved on to play the Red River College Rebels, losing to the eventual tournament champions by a final score of 88-74. Despite their disappointing finish at the tournament, the Conqueror men enjoyed a solid conference season and will look ahead to the ACCA tournament in Joplin, MO on March 4-7, 2020.