Goucher Men's Basketball Hosts Susquehanna On Saturday On What Could Be A Grand Day And Spreading Awareness For Autism

Goucher Men's Basketball Hosts Susquehanna On Saturday On What Could Be A Grand Day And Spreading Awareness For Autism
The Game
 
  • Susquehanna (12-6, 5-2 Landmark) at Goucher (4-14, 1-6 Landmark)
  • Saturday, February 1, 2020, 1 p.m.
  • Decker Sports and Recreation Center/Baltimore, Md.
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Opening Tip
 
  • Goucher returns home after 13 days away and three games on the road when Susquehanna comes to town on Saturday
  • It marks the 29th meeting in the all-time series
  • The River Hawks defeated Goucher 19 days ago in Selingrove
  • The Gophers are looking for their first win in the series since a thrilling 100-97 double overtime win in 2013-14
Coaches Powering Forward
 
  • The Goucher coaching staff will be wearing blue puzzle piece label pins to raise awareness for autism
  • Fans are encourage to wear the color blue to show support and understanding for autism
  • Fans are also encouraged to take selfies and post them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #HoopsAutism
  • For more information, click HERE.
About The River Hawks
 
  • Susquehanna comes into the contest 12-6 overall and 5-2 in conference play after falling 65-60 against Moravian on Saturday
  • Bryce Butler, Matt LaCorte and Lukas Yurasits had 12 points apiece against the Greyhounds
  • Yurasits leads the team with 14.0 points per game while LaCorte (12.6 ppg) and Danny Frauenheim (10.6 ppg.) are also averaging double figures
The Last Time We Met 
 
  • Goucher held a 20-point lead at one point in the first half and a 13-point lead at the break before falling 87-67 to Susquehanna on January 11
  • Cam Isaacs fueled the Gophers with 18 points while Dwayne Morton (15 points) and Timmy O'Farrell (12 points) also posted double digits in points
  • Bryce Butler and Lukas Yurasits registered 19 points and Matt LaCorte had 16 points
Last Time Out
 
  • Goucher lost to Catholic 67-59 on Wednesday
  • Cam Isaacs paced the Gophers with 11 points and Dwayne Morton added 10 points
In The Gopher Hole
 
  • Cam Isaacs is averaging 13.7 points per game in the first game of the month including two double-figure point games
  • Dwayne Morton is averaging 22.5 points per game in the first contest of the month including 33 points against Gallaudet
  • Pat Goralski has scored at leat nine points 12 times this season
  • Darrell Collins is averaging 10.0 points per game in his last three games
  • Goucher posted the best field goal percentage, 3-point field goal percentage, rebounds per game and points per game in the month of January compared to November and December
Morton and 1,000-point history
 
  • Dwayne Morton needs seven points to become the 10th player in program history to reach 1,000 points
  • Morton has been held to under seven points 27 times out of 89 games, but just eight of his last 65 tilts
  • Morton is shooting 50.8 percent (31-61) from the floor, 59.0 percent (13-22) from behind the arc and 60.0 percent (12-20) from the free throw line and is averaging 12.4 points per game in seven career games against Susquehanna while is shooting 51.6 percent (16-31) from the floor, 54.5 percent (6-11) from 3-point land and 87.5 percent (7-8) from the free throw line and is averaging 15.0 points per game against the River Hawks in three games at the Decker Sports and Recreation Center
  • If Morton scores seven points on Saturday, he would be the first Gopher to reach the mark under head coach Tom Rose and the first player since Pierre Jones reached the milestone against Marymount on February 3, 2007
  • It would be a span of 12 years, 11 months and 30 days or 4,747 days in between 1,000-point scorers
  • It would be the first time someone scores 1,000 points against Susquehanna, but the sixth time a player has reached the mark against a conference opponent
  • Goucher is 6-3 in games when a player reaches the grand mark, but the team is 1-3 in the last four occasions
  • Morton would become the fifth player to reach the plateau at the Decker Sports and Recreation Center where the team is 3-1 in 1,000-point games
  • Jonathan Garritt has the most points in the game when a player reaches 1,000 points with 30 points while five Gophers have posted a 20-point performance in their milestone game and all nine 1,000-point scorers posted double figures in the career highlight contest
Next Time On The Hardwood
 
  • The Gophers will host Juniata on Wednesday
  • Tipoff 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
  • We look to announce more guest coaches in the New Year
  • For more information on the 25th Anniversary celebration, click HERE