Goucher Men's Basketball Opens League Play At Home Against Scranton On Saturday

Goucher Men's Basketball Opens League Play At Home Against Scranton On Saturday
The Game
  • Scranton (4-2) at Goucher (1-6)
  • Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2 p.m.
  • Decker Sports and Recreation Center
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Opening Tip
  • Saturday's game marks the 25th meeting in the all-time series between Goucher and Scranton
  • The Royals won both contests last season including a 59-45 decision in the regular season finale on February 16
  • The Gophers are looking for their first win since an 81-73 victory in 2016-17
About The Royals
  • Scranton comes into the contest 4-2 after falling 87-84 to York (Pa.) on Wednesday
  • Matthew Mancuso paced the Royals with 21 points against the Spartans while Kyle DeVerna (20 points) and Logan Bailey (17 points) also found double digits in points
  • Mancuso leads the team with 20.7 points per game while Bailey (16.2 ppg.), Jackson Danzig (13.8 ppg.) and DeVerna (12.3 ppg.) are also averaging 10+ a game
The Last Time We Met
  • Scranton defeated Goucher 59-45 on February 16, 2019
  • Gabe Ceribelli paced the Gophers with 13 points while Dewayne Morton added 12 points
  • Noah Genasevich powered the Royals with 16 points and 11 rebounds while Jack Brockett posted 11 points and Logan Bailey chipped in 10 points and 11 rebounds
Last Time Out
  • Goucher lost to Gwynedd Mercy 72-57 on Monday
  • Axel Seka paced the Gophers with a career-high 11 points
In The Gopher Hole
  • Goucher is 4-8 in Landmark Conference openers including 2-3 at home and 2-5 on the road, but have not won a league inaugural contest in its last four seasons
  • Axel Seka has scored in four of the seven games he has played this season and is averaging 8.3 points per game in games he posts points
  • Pat Goralski has grabbed at least six rebounds in his last four games against Division III competition and is averaging 8.8 rebounds in that stretch
  • Cam Isaacs is averaging 11.0 points per game in his last five games including three double-figure performances
  • Dwayne Morton has scored at least eight points in five of his first six tilts
Next Time On The Hardwood
  • Goucher will travel to William & Mary in another NCAA Division I exhibition game on December 15
  • Tipoff is 12 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
  • Peter Manlove, who was a member of both the 1993-94 and 1994-95 teams, will serve as the guest coach for the game against Scranton on December 7
  • For more information on the 25th Anniversary celebration, click HERE
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