Goucher Men's Basketball Heads To The Sunshine State For The West Palm Beach Tournament This Weekend

Goucher Men's Basketball Heads To The Sunshine State For The West Palm Beach Tournament This Weekend
The Games

West Palm Beach Tournament

  • Goucher vs. Oglethorpe (3-5)
  • Friday, December 20, 2019, 5 p.m.
  • Oxbridge Academy/West Palm Beach, Fla.
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  • Goucher vs. Geneva (4-5)/Merchant Marines (3-5)
  • Saturday, December 21, 2019, 1/3 p.m.
  • Oxbridge Academy/West Palm Beach, Fla.
Opening Tip
  • Goucher will participate in its second tournament of the year when the squad travels to the West Palm Beach Tournament hosted by Oglethorpe University on Friday and Saturday
  • The Gophers will face the Stormy Petrels for the first time in program history in the first game of the tournament on Friday
  • Goucher will face either Geneva or Merchant Marines in the consolation/championship game on Saturday
  • If the Gophers face Geneva it will be the first meeting between the two schools while it would be the 19th meeting against the former Landmark Conference foe Merchant Marine
About The Field
  • Oglethorpe comes into its own tournament losers of three straight and a 3-5 record after falling 67-56 to Berry on December 7
  • Dimetri Chambers paced the Stormy Petrels with 19 points while Ryan Jenei added 11 points
  • Chambers leads the team with 17.1 points per game while Will Koch is averaging 10.1 points and 10.4 rebounds per game
  • Geneva comes into the tournament 4-5 after falling 73-58 to Washington & Jefferson on December 7
  • Noah Damazo powered the Golden Tornadoes with 17 points while Joel Stutz chipped in 12 points
  • Ethan Moose paces the team with 18.8 points and 10.2 rebounds per game while Damazo is averaging 15.0 points per game
  • Mercant Marines enters the tournament 3-5 after falling 78-66 to Farmingdale State on December 12
  • James Walsh led the Mariners with 16 points while Jack Bucher registered 10 points
  • Walsh fuels the squad with 13.3 points per game while Blaine McDonough is averaging 10.9 points per game
The Last Time We Met Merchant Marine
  • Merchant Marines defeated Goucher 73-66 on February 21, 2015
  • Troy DeSheilds paced the Gophers with 20 points while Kevin Miles and Jesse Mondry added 12 points apiece
  • David Smith had a team-high 20 points for the Mariners while Matthew Miller (18 points) and Preston Padgett (16 points) also found double figures in the regular season finale
Last Time Out
  • Goucher fell to NCAA Division I William & Mary in an exhibition game for the Gophers
  • Dwayne Morton paced the Gophers with 10 points
In The Gopher Hole
  • Goucher is looking for its first regular season tournament win since defeat Mount Aloysius 90-72 in the Carnegie Mellon Doubletree Invitational on November 27, 2016
  • The Gophers are 4-10 under head coach Tom Rose in regular season tournaments
  • Dwayne Morton needs 166 points to reach 1,000 points for his career
  • Pat Goralski leads the team with 10.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game 
  • Counting the two exhibition games, Axel Seka is averaging 8.0 points per game
Next Time On The Hardwood
  • Goucher continues its four-game road trip to end the 2019 year at Cairn on December 29
  • The Gophers return to the Decker Sports and Recreation Center on January 8 against Gallaudet
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
  • Jeff Klein, who was a member of both the 1993-94 and 1994-95 teams, will serve as the guest coach for a game at the West Palm Beach Tournament
  • For more information on the 25th Anniversary celebration, click HERE
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