Men’s Basketball Host Detroit Saturday Night on State Farm Kids' Day

Freshman Devin Haygood and the Penguins host Detroit
Freshman Devin Haygood and the Penguins host Detroit

Gamenotes vs. Detroit

Youngstown State vs. Detroit
Date & Time Saturday, Feb. 6 | 7:05 p.m.
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Beeghly Center | Youngstown, Ohio

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Game Preview

• The Youngstown State men's basketball team returns to the Beeghly Center to host Detroit, Saturday, Feb. 6
• Tipoff is set for 7:05 p.m. ET and is on 570 AM WKBN, ESPN3,  and the WatchESPN app.
• The game is part of a women's and men's basketball doubleheader.

 

Up Next

• The Penguins host in-state Horizon League foe Cleveland State, Saturday, Feb. 13.
• Tipoff is slated for 7:05 p.m. at the Beeghly Center.

 

Oakland Recap

• The Penguins are coming off a 107-85 home loss to Oakland on Feb. 4.
• Sophomore Cameron Morse led the Penguins with a game-high 23 points and six rebounds.
• It marked Morse's 11th 20-point outing and his eighth against the Horizon League. 
• Sophomore Francisco scored a career-high 22 points on 9-of-13 field-goals made
• Junior Matt Donlan and freshman Jordan Andres also reached double figures with 11 points each for the Penguins.

 

Morse Improvement

• Sophomore Cameron Morse is averaging 13.4 points more per game than last season.
• That scoring improvement ranks as the second-highest in Youngstown State's Division I era (since 1981-82).
• The highest increase in YSU's Division I history was 14.3 points per game by Tilman Bevely from 1985-86 to 1986-87.
• Bevely averaged 9.3 points per game in 1985-86 and 23.6 points per game in 1986-87.

 

700 Club

• Head Coach Jerry Slocum has 708 career wins and became the 38th head coach in NCAA history to reach 700 wins.
• He ranks 37th with 708 career wins.
• Slocum currently ranks eighth among active NCAA Division I coaches with 708 wins.

 

About Detroit

• Detroit enters the game with an overall record of 11-11 and a 5-6 mark in the Horizon League.
• After dropping six straight, the Titans have won their last two games, including a 71-63 win over Cleveland State on Feb. 4.
• Leading the Titans is sophomore Paris Bass with 16.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
• Anton Wilson, Chris Jenkins and Jaleel Hogan are all averaging in double figures with 14.9, 13.1 and 10 points per game, respectively.

 

The Detroit Series

• This is the 41st meeting between Youngstown State and Detroit in a series that dates back to 1953.
• The Titans own a 31-9 advantage in the all-time series and have won nine of the last 10.
• The last Penguins victory was a 77-63 decision at the Beeghly Center in 2014.

 

Last Time vs. Detroit

• Cameron Morse scored 24 points and Matt Donlan scored a-then career-high 22 points in a 96-87 loss at Calihan Hall on Jan. 2.
• Sophomore Sidney Umude and freshman Jordan Andrews each chipped in 13 points for the Penguins.
• YSU led at the half, 50-43, but the Titans used a 15-2 run to seize the lead and the victory.

 

A Win Would

• Give Youngstown State its 10th win over Detroit.
• Snap a five-game losing streak to the Titans.
• Mark YSU's first win over the Titans since 2014.
• Mark YSU's seventh win over Detroit at the Beeghly Center.
• Mark Jerry Slocum's 709th career win and his 128th at Youngstown State.
• Mark Jerry Slocum's eighth win over Detroit.
• Mark the 1,062nd victory in program history.
• Give the Penguins an 10-15 overall record and a 5-7 mark in the Horizon League.
• Mark YSU's fifth home win of the season.

 

Santiago Nets Career-Scoring High

• Sophomore Francisco Santiago turned in his best offensive performance against Oakland on Feb. 4.
• Santiago scored a career-high 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field with four assists and zero turnovers.
• It marked the first 20-point outing of his career and the 13th time he's posted at least four assists in a game.

 

Donlan Now 6th

• With one 3-pointer against Oakland on Jan. 30, junior Matt Donlan ranks sixth on the single-season 3-pointer list with 67.
• He moved past Quin Humphrey, who made 65 in 2006-07.
• He needs two more to move into fifth place on the list and three more to become the fourth player to make 70 3s in one year.
• The others were Blake Allen (2011-12, 2012-13), Marcus Keene (2014-15) and Craig Haese (2000-01).
• It also marks the fifth straight year a YSU player has made at least 60 3s in a season.

 

Santiago Nearing Century Club

• Sophomore Francisco Santiago is nearing 100 assists on the season.
• Santiago has 99 assists and needs one more to reach the 100-assist plateau.
• It would mark the eighth straight year a YSU player collected at least 100 assists in a season.

 

Morse Code

• Sophomore Cameron is one of the top scoring threats in the Horizon League.
• Morse has scored at least 20 points 11 times this season with eight of those in league play.
• He leads the league with 24.1 points per game in league play and is second overall with 19.4 points per game.
• The last YSU player with at least 11 20-point games in a season was Kendrick Perry with 15 in 2013-14.
• Perry had nine 20-point scoring efforts as a sophomore in 2011-12.