Goucher Men's Basketball Begins Second Half Of The Season At Home Against Gallaudet On Wednesday

Goucher Men's Basketball Begins Second Half Of The Season At Home Against Gallaudet On Wednesday
The Game
  • Gallaudet (1-8) at Goucher (2-9) 
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 7 p.m.
  • Decker Sports and Recreation Center/Baltimore, Md.
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Opening Tip
  • Wednesday's non-conference finale renews an old Capital Athletic Conference rivalry between Goucher and Gallaudet with the 43rd meeting in the all-time series
  • The Gophers lead the all-time series 32-10, but the Bison have won three of the four meetings since Goucher joined the Landmark Conference
  • Gallaudet has won three straight in the series including an 83-72 decision in the last matchup in 2016-17
  • The Gophers are looking for their first win in the battle since a 60-45 victory in 2013-14
About The Bison
  • Gallaudet comes into the contest 1-8 after falling 90-76 against Gwynedd Mercy on December 9
  • Corey Smith paced the Bison with 18 points against the Griffins while Preston Kelly and Noah Valencia each had 16 points
  • Valencia leads the team with 18.3 points per game and Smith is second with 10.3 points per game
The Last Time We Met 
  • Gallaudet defeated Goucher 83-72 on December 9, 2016
  • Elliot Wiley powered the Gophers with 18 points while Jesse Mondry (15 points) and Chris Outing (11 points) also reached double figures
  • Joshua McGriff posted 23 points and 10 rebounds while Raymond Nelson also had 23 points and Noah Valencia (16 points) and Shawn Harrington (10 points) also scored double digits
Last Time Out
In The Gopher Hole
  • Dwayne Morton's 37 points against Cairn were the second-most points scored in a game since the Gophers joined the Landmark Conference and the fifth most in program history
  • Morton made nine treys which was one away from tying a Goucher and Landmark Conference record
  • Mortion needs four points to join the 900-point club and has 14 games the rest of the season to go for 1,000 points
  • Pat Goralski has established a new career high twice this season on the road after scoring a then career-high 17 points against Valley Forge on November 8 before his 26-point effort against Cairn
  • Goucher has had three players score 20 points in a game in its last three games after Morton (37) and Goralski (26) turned the trick against Cairn and Cam Isaacs had a career-best 20 points against Oglethorpe on December 20 
Next Time On The Hardwood
  • The Gophers restart conference play at Susquehanna University on the road on Saturday
  • Goucher returns home on January 15 against Elizabethtown
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
  • We look to announce more guest coaches in the New Year
  • For more information on the 25th Anniversary celebration, click HERE
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