Men's Basketball Begins Three-Game Road Trip at Oakland Wednesday Night

Naz Bohannon
Naz Bohannon

Youngtown State Storylines

• First-year Head Coach Jerrod Calhoun became the program's 13th head coach on March 28, 2017.
• Senior guard Cameron Morse needs just 353 more points to become the third player in program history to record 2,000 points in a career.
• Morse became the 10th player school history to score 1,600 points and ranks 10th all-time with 1,647. 
• Morse also needs 345 points to become YSU's Division I all-time leading scorer. The YSU Division I scoring record is 1,991 by set by Kendrick Perry (2010-14).
• Freshman Naz Bohannon recorded the first double-double of his career with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Indiana on Dec. 29. He is the seventh YSU freshman to post a double-double since 2004.
• Junior Tyree Robinson has made 15-of-24 field-goal attempts in Horizon League play for a FG% of .625. He's also averaging 11.3 points per game in league play.
• Sophomore Braun Hartfield leads the team with 20 points per game in Horizon League games.
• Senior Cameron Morse ranks in the YSU top 10 in 3-pointers made (4th), points per game (t-6h) and scoring (10th). He's approaching top 10 in FGs made and FTs made.
• Sophomore Braun Hartfield ranks eighth in the Horizon League in scoring(15.0), third in steals per game (1.7), ninth in 3-point FG percentage (.369).
 
 
 
Game Preview
• The Youngstown State men's basketball team hits the road again for three straight games beginning with a matchup against Oakland, Wednesday, Jan. 10, in Rochester, Mich.
• Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. at the Athletics O'Rena.
• The game will be broadcast on 570 WKBN and ESPN3.
 
Up Next
• The Penguins stay in the Motor City to take on Detroit Mercy, Friday, Jan. 12.
• Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.
• The game will be broadcast on 570 WKBN and ESPN3.
 
Last Time Out
• The Penguins won their third straight Horizon League game with an 85-74 win over Green Bay on Jan. 6.
• It marked the first time YSU began Horizon League play 3-0 and the first time since 1997-98 that YSU won its first three conference games.
• Sophomore Braun Hartfield led four players scoring in double figures with 21 points while senior Cameron Morse poured in 19 points with five assists.
• Freshman Garrett Covington scored 17 points with eight rebounds and four steals and junior Tyree Robinson added 11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks.
 
The Oakland Series
• This is the 20th meeting between Youngstown State and Oakland in a series that dates back to 1999. 
• Oakland owns a 13-6 advantage in the all-time series, but the Penguins won the last meeting, 81-80, in the second round of the 2017 Horizon League Championship.
• YSU has won just once in Rochester, Mich. - a 100-98 last-second victory in 2016.
 
Morse 2,000-Point Countdown
• Senior Cameron Morse has scored 1,647 career points and needs 353 points to become the third player in school history to score 2,000 career points.
• Morse also needs 345 points to become YSU's Division I all-time leading scorer with 1,992 points.
• He became just fourth player in YSU's Division I history to record 1,600 points and the 10th player all-time.
• Morse is the 48th player in Horizon League history to score at least 1,600 career points and ranks tied for 43rd on the Horizon League all-time scoring list. 
• Last season, Morse scored 711 points and had 608 as a sophomore.
 
To Catch a Thief
• Youngstown State currently leads the Horizon League with 146 steals and 9.1 steals per game.
• The Penguins also rank 13th nationally in steals per game.
 
Here's to You, Mr. Robinson
• Junior Tyree Robinson has been a force inside for the Penguins recently.
• Over the last three games, Robinson is averaging 11.3 points per game while shooting 62.5 percent from the floor. 
• For the year, Robinson ranks third in the Horizon League with a .632 field-goal percentage.
 
Hartfield Among League Leaders
• Sophomore Braun Hartfield ranks high in several Horizon League statistical categories.
• The Cleveland, Ohio, native ranks  third with 1.7 steals per game and eighth with 15 points per game.
• He has 13 double figure scoring games this season and four of more than 20, including a career-high 33 against Canisius on Nov. 18.
• He scored a team-high 22 points in YSU's 80-77 win over Cleveland State on Jan. 1.
 
A Win Would
• Give Youngstown State its seventh win over Oakland.
• Mark the first time Youngstown State started Horizon League play 4-0.
• Mark the first time since 1983-84 that YSU won four straight games to open conference play.
• Mark the first time since 2012-13 that YSU won four consecutive league games.
• Mark Jerrod Calhoun's 130th career win and his sixth at Youngstown State.
• Mark the 1,082nd victory in program history.
• Give the Penguins an 6-11 overall record and a 4-0 mark in the Horizon League
• Mark YSU's second road win of the season.