Men's Basketball Hosts Niagara in Final Non-HL Home Game Wednesday

Brett Frantz
Brett Frantz

Head Coach Jerry Slocum Video

Game Preview

• The Youngstown State men's basketball team returns to the Beeghly Center for its final non-league home game of the season when it hosts Niagara, Wednesday, Dec. 14.

• Tipoff is at 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast 570-AM WKBN, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN App.

• This is the 14th meeting between Youngstown State and Niagara in a series that dates back to 1958.

• The Purple Eagles own a slim 7-6 advantage over the Penguins.

• Youngstown State won the last meeting, 88-70, on Nov. 28, 2015.

• The schools took a 12-year hiatus between last year's game and the previous contest in 2003, which Niagara won, 89-80.

• Head Coach Jerry Slocum has 715 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 715 wins.

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

• Junior Cameron Morse has scored 897 points in just two-plus seasons and needs 103 more to become the 37th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points.

• Senior Matt Donlan made a career-high seven 3-pointers in the win over Rober Morris on Nov. 30.

• He became just the eighth player in school history to make at least seven 3s in a game.

• It was the 17th time that feat was accomplished and the first time since Blake Allen made seven in 2013.