Goucher Men's Basketball Heads South For The Dick Leftwich Tip-Off Tournament This Weekend

Goucher Men's Basketball Heads South For The Dick Leftwich Tip-Off Tournament This Weekend
The Games
 

Goucher at Dick Leftwich Tip-off Tournament

  • Goucher (0-2) at Roanoke (0-1)
    Friday, November 15, 2019, 6 p.m.
    Cregger Center/Roanoke, Va. 
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  • Goucher vs. Johnson & Wales (0-0)/York (Pa.) (1-0)
    Saturday, November 16, 2019, 1/3 p.m.
    Cregger Center/Roanoke, Va.

Opening Tip
 
  • Goucher heads down to Roanoke, Virginia to participate in the Dick Leftwich Tip-off Tournament
  • The Gophers will face host Roanoke on Friday, who is led by Goucher alum Clay Nunley and he was a freshman on the 1994-95 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Tournament championship team that defeated defending national champion Lebanon Valley in the open round of the NCAA Division III Tournament for the college's first-ever NCAA Tournament win
  • It is the 16th meeting against the Maroons and the second time Nunley will face his alma mater as the head coach of Roanoke
  • Goucher will face either Johnson & Wales or York (Pa.) in either the consolation or championship game on Saturday
  • It would be the first meeting against Johnson & Wales if the two teams would play each other
  • The Gophers would renew an old CAC rival if they meet York, who holds a 21-19 edge in the all-time series but would be the first meeting since 2006-07
  • Goucher could play two games at the Dick Leftwich Tip-off Tournament that connect with the 25th Annivesary team after facing Nunley on Friday and the possible York, the team the Gophers beat in the 1994-95 CAC Championship Game in York on Saturday
About The Tournament Field
 
  • Roanoke comes into the tournament 0-1 after falling 70-67 to Methodist on Sunday
  • Efosa Edosomwan paced the Maroons with 17 points while Dillon Thomas (15 points) and Caleb Jordan (12 points) also found double figures in the loss.
  • Roanoke finished the 2018-19 season 19-8 overall and 11-5 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference last year
  • Johnson & Wales will be playing its season opener on Friday against York (Pa.)
  • The Wildcats finished last season 13-13 overall and 8-3 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference
  • Brian Hogan-Gary paced Johnson & Wales with 23.6 points and 11.5 rebounds per game
  • York defeated Dickinson 90-63 in its season opener on Tuesday
  • Jared Wagner powered the Spartans with 18 points while David Giulani (12 points) also reached double figures
  • York finished 22-8 overall and 12-2 in the CAC while advancing to the NCAA Tournament
  • Goucher and York are separated by 41 miles, but if they would meet Goucher will have traveled 279 miles for the first meeting since the Gophers left the CAC 
The Last Time We Met
 
  • Roanoke defeated Goucher 69-51 at the Cregger Tournament on December 16, 2017
  • Elliott Wiley posted 20 points off the bench while Gabe Ceribelli (12 points) also had a double-figure performance for the Gophers
  • Josh Freund paced the Marroons with 16 points while Caleb Jordan (12 points), Colton Reed (11 points) and C.J Miles (10 points) each had 10+ points in the contest
  • York defeated Goucher 91-78 in York on January 25, 2007
  • Pierre Jones posted 24 points and 10 rebounds while James Russo registered 22 points for Goucher
  • Chad McGowan led five Spartans in double figures with 19 points
Last Time Out
 
  • Goucher fell to Johns Hopkins on Tuesday in the squad's home opener
  • Dwayne Morton paced the Gophers with eight points and five rebounds while Josh Lichti added six points and seven rebounds
In The Gopher Hole
 
  • Mal Graham and Axel Seka made their collegiate debut against Johns Hopkins
  • After having five players in double figures in the season opener, the Gophers did not have a 10-point scorer against Johns Hopkins
  • Josh Lichti is averaging 8.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game this season and has grabbed at least five rebounds in his first two tilts
  • Goucher has scored the first points of the game in both games this season with Lichti posting the first points in each contest
  • This will be the first of two trips down the Blue Ridge Mountains on I-81 for the Gophers, who will also head to Lexington, Virginia for an exhibition game against VMI on November 26
Next Time On The Hardwood
 
  • Goucher returns to the Decker Sports and Recreation Center on November 23 against Salisbury
  • 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
  • David Clark, who is the program's all-time leading scorer and was a member of both the 1993-94 and 1994-95 teams, will serve as the guest coach for the game against Salisbury in November 23
  • For more information on the 25th Anniversary celebration, click HERE
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