"The main thing is as the game went along we sunk in the post a lot with help defense, and they kicked it out and got some really open threes," Flener said. "Once they started making them, they got hot. The score changed in a hurry, and the basket gets really small on this end when things don't got well."
The basket has rarely looked as small as it did in the second half for Asbury, who shot 7-for-32, or just under 22 percent, from the field in the half.
"As we said again after the game, college basketball is hard," Flener said. "You shouldn't expect it to be easy. Anytime you take a possession off, half a possession off, you don't finish your job, you get exposed."
Courtney Albin led the team with 21 points, seven steals, five rebounds and three assists.
Ellen Gray and Anna Stephenson each added 10 points, although Gray, who is second on the team in points per game, shot just 4-for-15.
Nicole Lutes scored 22 points to lead all players, and Kaylan Richardson Added 14 points and seven rebounds.
Sierra Wynn scored 15 on 3-for-5 shooting from behind the arc.
Flener said he still needs someone who will take over a game when the team is back on its heels like it was Tuesday.
He pointed to Albin as a player who should be able to do that.
"Courtney Albin played her best half since she's been back from Christmas in the first half, but in the second half she didn't quite bring that same level of taking the game over. She's probably the most versatile - can score and pass and do the most different things."
Once someone, whether it's Albin or someone else, takes that leadership role, Flener said he likes the team's chances.
He said that those "best 25 minutes of the season" can translate to the rest of the year.
"But we have to get it to 30, then 35, then 40," he said. "I still feel good about our team. I feel good about where we'll be by the end of the season. I don't think they've given up on things - I think they've just got to be able to put it together for long stretches."
Asbury hosts first-place Indiana University-Southeast Saturday in the final game of the Eagles' six-game home stretch to start the semester. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.