Penguins Visit League Co-Leader Green Bay Friday Night

Brett Frantz
Brett Frantz

Head Coach Jerry Slocum Video

Game Preview 

• The Youngstown State men's basketball team visits Horizon League co-leader Green Bay, Friday, Jan. 20.

• Tipoff is at 8 p.m. at the Resch Center and the game will be broadcast on 570-AM WKBN, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.

 

Up Next

• The Penguins will conclude their three-game road trip at Milwaukee, Sunday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m.

 

Last Time Out

• The Penguins are coming off an 87-71 loss at Detroit Mercy on Jan. 16.

• Freshman Braun Hartfield tied a career high with 19 points.

• Junior Cameron Morse had 16 points and senior Matt Donlan had 13 points.

 

Morse Climbing 1,000-Chart 

• With 13 points against Northern Kentucky on Jan. 5, junior Cameron Morse became the 37th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points.

• Morse now ranks 24th all-time with 1,090 career points.

• Morse 10 more to became the 24th player to score 1,100 points.

• Morse is also the eighth YSU player to score 1,000 career points since 2005.

• Morse has scored 988 points in his last 47 games for an average of 21 points per game.

 

Hartfield Hits Career High

• Freshman Braun Hartfield posted a career-scoring high in back-to-back games after his 19-performance against Detroit on Jan.16.

• Against the Titans, Hartfield connected on 7-of-11 from the field with two 3-pointers.

• He also had 19 points against UIC on Jan. 14.

• Hartfield scored a career-high 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor.

• Over the last seven games, Hartfield is averaging 11 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

• He is also shooting 54.4 percent from the field.

 

High Fives

• Youngstown State's "five's" are giving the Penguins some quality minutes.

• The combination of senior Jorden Kaufman and sophomore Devin Haygood has given YSU a two-headed monster on the block.

• The pair is averaging a combined 14.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game and have a combined field-goal percentage of .608.

• Haygood has made 63.2 percent of his field-goal tries and Kaufman is at 58.7 percent.

 

Morse Named Preseason All-Horizon League

• Junior Cameron Morse, a 2016 All-Horizon League selection, was named to the Preseason All-Horizon League First-Team.

• Morse led the Horizon League in scoring in league games with 23.3 points per game and ranked second overall with 20.3 points per game.

 

Donlan Reaches Century Mark From Arc

• With a career-high seven 3s against Robert Morris, senior Matt Donlan reached 100 career 3-pointers made.

• In 52 career games, Donlan has made 125 baskets from beyond the arc.

• He has made at least one 3-pointer in 49 of  52 career games.

• For his career, he is averaging 2.4 3-pointers made per game.

• Donlan also needs 11 more to move into 10th place on the career 3-pointers made list.

 

700 Club

• Head Coach Jerry Slocum has 718 career wins and became the 38th head coach in NCAA history to reach 700 wins.

• He ranks 36th all-time eighth among active NCAA Division I coaches with 718 wins.

• He needs one more to tie Don Haskins for 35th on that list.

 

Morse More of the Same

• Junior Cameron Morse is having season very similar to last year.

• Morse currently ranks second in the Horizon league in overall scoring with 22.4 points per game.

• After six league games, he leads the Horizon League with 22.9 points per game.

 

About Green Bay

• The Phoenix enter the game with an overall record of 11-7 and a 5-1 mark in the Horizon League, which is tied for the league lead.

• Charles Cooper leads the Phoenix with 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.

• Trevor Anderson and Khalil Small are averaging in double figures with 10.6 and 10.1 points per game, respectively.

 

The Green Bay Series

• This is the 43rd meeting between Youngstown State and Green Bay in a series that dates back to 1993.

• The Phoenix own a 32-9 advantage in the all-time series and have won the last two games.

• The Phoenix defeated the Penguins earlier this season, 90-77, at the Beeghly Center.

• Youngstown State has not won in Green Bay since 2003.