Penguins Go For Season Sweep of Milwaukee Sunday Afternoon

Cameron Morse
Cameron Morse

Game Preview 

• The Youngstown State men's basketball team goes for the season series sweep of Milwaukee when it visits the Panthers, Sunday, Jan. 22.

• Tipoff is at 1 p.m. at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena and the game will be broadcast on 570-AM WKBN, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.

 

Up Next

• The Penguins return home to host in-state and Horizon League rival Cleveland State, Saturday, Jan. 28.

• Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Beeghly Center.

 

Last Time Out

• The Penguins are coming off a 92-89 road win at Green Bay on Jan. 20.

• Junior Cameron Morse led five players in double figures with 27 points.

• Senior Brett Frantz and Jorden Kaufman each had 17 points.

• Freshman Braun Hartfield and Francisco Santiago had 12 and 10, respectively.

 

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 1,117 career points.

• Morse 14 more to move into 23rd on the all-time list.

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

• Morse has scored 1,015 points in his last 48 games for an average of 21.1 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 eight games, Hartfield is averaging 11.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

• He is also shooting 53.8 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 14.6 points and 10.2 rebounds per game and has a combined field-goal percentage of .613.

• Haygood has made 62.9 percent of his field-goal tries and Kaufman is at 60 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 53 career games, Donlan has made 126 baskets from beyond the arc.

• He has made at least one 3-pointer in 50 of  53 career games.

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

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

 

700 Club

• Head Coach Jerry Slocum has 719 career wins and became the 38th head coach in NCAA history to reach 700 wins.

• He ranks tied with 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 22.6 points per game.

• After eight league games, he leads the Horizon League with 23.4 points per game.

 

About Milwaukee

• The Panthers enter the game with a 6-14 overall record and a 2-5 mark in Horizon League play.

• Brock Stull leads the Panthers with 11.9 points per game while Cody Wichmann is averaging 11.7 points per contest.

 

The Milwaukee 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.

 

A Win Would

• Give Youngstown State its 12th win over Milwaukee.

• Complete the season sweep over the Panthers.

• Mark the first season sweep over the Panthers since 2013.

• Mark YSU's first win in Milwaukee since 2013.

• Mark YSU's third Horizon League road win.

• Mark Jerry Slocum's 720th career win and his 139th at Youngstown State.

• Mark Jerry Slocum's 10th win over Milwaukee.

• Mark YSU's fourth road win of the season.

• Mark the 1,073rd win in YSU program history.

• Give YSU a 10-12 overall record and a 4-5 league record.