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Men's Basketball vs. Greenville Preview

Photo credit: Ann Schmerbauch
Photo credit: Ann Schmerbauch

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Fontbonne University men's basketball team takes on the up-tempo Greenville Panthers to start off the New Year. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.

Greenville (7-4; 4-0 SLIAC) vs. Fontbonne (4-7; 2-2 SLIAC)

When: January 2nd, 2019

Where: DSAC

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Live Video: HERE

Live Stats: HERE

 

A Look At The Griffins

  • The Griffins will be looking to halt its four-game slide after dropping both of its outings in Florida against John Brown (76-60) and Webber International (85-81).
  • On the season, the Griffins are averaging 75.5 points, hitting 45.5 percent of its shots from the floor, and 38.3 percent from downtown.
  • The team looks to improve on its 63.8 free throw percentage.
  • Luke DeLine leads the offense where he's averaging a team-high and ranks 45th in NCAA Division III with a 21.4 point per game average.
  • The St. Louis, Mo., native, is also hitting 55.3 percent of his attempts from the field.
  • Jared Woodcock is second on the team with a 13.5 point per game average but leads them on the glass pulling down 5.4 per outing.
  • The Griffins and Panthers went 1-1 last year in its head-to-head matchups.
  • In the last outing, Fontbonne came away with the 164-154 overtime win at Greenville.
  • The 164 points is a program record, while the combined 318 points became a SLIAC and Division III single-game record.

 

A Look At The Greenville Panthers

  • The Panthers have won its last five games, including a 126-118 win over MacMurray back on December 15th.
  • Greenville ranks first in NCAA Division III as they're scoring 129.7 points per game. Its highest point total on the year thus far was 153 in a 40-point win against North Park on November 17th.
  • Defensively, they're allowing 122.1 points per game and a 59.3 field goal percentage.
  • Individually, Eric Williams averages a team-high 21.2 points per game and connects on 53.0 percent of his attempts from the floor.
  • Senior guard Johari Dix averages 17.3 points, while Marvin Bateman (16.6 ppg), Isiah Price (13.8 ppg), and Rakim Murphy (10.5 ppg) are all averaging double-figures in 11 games thus far.

 

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