Goucher Men's Basketball Opens 30th Season On The Road At Valley Forge On Friday

Goucher Men's Basketball Opens 30th Season On The Road At Valley Forge On Friday
The Game
 
  • Goucher at Valley Forge
  • Friday, November 8, 2019
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Gymnasium/Phoenixville, Pa.
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Opening Tip
 
  • Goucher opens year five under head coach Tom Rose and the 30th campaign in program history at Valley Forge on Friday night
  • It will be the fourth meeting in the all-time series against Valley Forge
  • The Gophers defeated the Patriots 77-63 last season in Baltimore in the season opener
  • The squad looks to win back-to-back season openers for the first time since defeating Maryland Bible in 2006-07 and 2007-08
  • Goucher will start the season on the road for the first time since the 2016-17 season
About The Patriots
 
  • Valley Forge opened the season right down the road at UMBC with a 134-46 exhibition loss on Tuesday
  • Matthew Altamirano paced the Patriots with 17 points while Bennie Howard, Jr. added 13 points with both players coming off the bench
  • Valley Forge finished 2018-20 with a 1-20 record
  • The Top-7 scorers from last year are no longer on the team
The Last Time We Met
 
  • Goucher used a 43-27 first half en route to a 77-63 win against Valley Forge on November 8, 2018
  • Dwayne Morton paced the Gophers with 15 points while Steven Quintero (12 points), Gabe Ceribelli (11 points) and Cam Isaacs (10 points) also found double figures in the win
  • Mark Reid led the Patriots with 19 points while Arthur Wiborn (18 points) and Aaron Hill (10 points) also had double digits in the opener
In The Gopher Hole
 
  • Senior Dwayne Morton comes into his final season needing 252 points to reach 1,000 points for his career
  • Goucher returns three starters from last year's team with Morton, Pat Goralski and Cam Isaacs
  • The team added eight freshmen to the team
  • The Gophers were 3-8 in the non-conference slate including 3-2 at the Decker Sports and Recreation Center
Next Time On The Hardwood
 
  • Goucher will make its 2019-20 home debut on Tuesday against Johns Hopkins
  • Game time is 7 p.m.
25th Anniversary Celebration
 
  • This season marks the 25th Anniversary of the 1994-95 team that won the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament title and defeated the defending NCAA Division III National Champion Lebanon Valley for the college's first-ever NCAA Tournament win
  • We will recount that season through social media posts and other events including guest coaches of the game
  • Marc Cousins, who was a member of the 1993-94 CAC regular season and tournament team will serve as the guest coach for the home opener against Johns Hopkins in November 12
  • For more information on the 25th Anniversary celebration, click HERE