Men's Basketball Visits B1G Foe Michigan Saturday Night

Senior Bobby Hain and the Penguins visit Big Ten foe Michigan
Senior Bobby Hain and the Penguins visit Big Ten foe Michigan
Gamenotes vs. Michigan

 

Youngstown State vs. Michigan
Date & Time Saturday, Dec. 19 | 6 p.m.
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Crisler Center | Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Game Preview

• The Youngstown State men's basketball team plays returns to the road to visit Big Ten member Michigan, Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Crisler Center.
• Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. ET and is on 570 AM WKBN, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.

 

Up Next

• The Penguins visit ACC foe Notre Dame, Monday, Dec. 21, in South Bend, Ind.
• Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at Purcell Pavilion.

 

Geneva Recap

• The Penguins are coming off a 99-58 win over Geneva on Dec. 15 at the Beeghly Center.
• Sophomore Sidney Umude scored a career-high 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting to lead the Penguins.
• Junior Matt Donlan had 15 points with three 3-pointers while sophomore Cameron Morse scored 14 points and redshirt freshman Bryce Nickels added 10 points.
• The Penguins collected 28 steals, which is the second-highest single-game total in school history.

 

700 Club

• Head Coach Jerry Slocum has 704 career wins and became the 38th head coach in NCAA history to reach 700 wins.
• He ranks 37th with 704 career wins.
• Slocum currently ranks eighth among active NCAA Division I coaches with 704 wins.
• Michigan Head Coach John Beilein has won 725 games in his 38-year career.
• Combined, Slocum and Beilein have won a total of 1,429 career games.

 

About Michigan

• Michigan enters the game with an 8-3 overall record and is coming off a 77-62 win over Horizon League member Northern Kentucky on Dec. 15.
• Caris LeVert leads the Wolverines with 17 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game.
• Duncan Robinson is averaging 12.4 points per game and is shooting 60.9 percent from 3-point range.
• Derek Walton, Jr., is averaging 10.4 points per game and connecting on 59.3 percent from behind the 3-point arc.

 

The Michigan Series

• This is the fifth meeting between Youngstown State and Michigan in a series that dates back to 1984.
• The Wolverines lead the all-time series, 4-0, and won the last meeting, 65-56, in 2006.

 

Hain Climbing Scoring Chart

• With nine points against Geneva, senior Bobby Hain ranks 22nd on the  YSU all-time scoring list with 1,180 career points.
• He needs just eight more to move into 21st place past Ron Smith, who had 1,187 points from 1973-77.
• Hain also has 678 career rebounds and needs four more to move into 10th place on the all-time rebounding list.

 

To Catch a Thief

• Against Geneva, the Penguins recorded 28 steals as a team.
• It marked the second-highest single-game total in school history.
• The school record is 30 set in 1997.
• It was also just the fifth time in school history the Penguins tallied at least 20 steals in a game. 

 

Donlan Nets Career High

• Junior Matt Donlan turned in a career performance against Purdue on Dec. 12.
• He set a career high with 19 points and tied a career high with five 3-pointers.
• Donlan also dished out a career-best three assists against the Boilermaker.
• Over the last five games, Donlan is averaging 15.2 points per game, has made 17 3-pointers and is shooting 51.9 percent from the field and 51.5 percent from 3-point range 
• He also leads the team with 30 3-pointers and ranks fourth in the Horizon League with 2.7-pointers made per game.
• He also ranks 11th with a .435 3-point percentage.

 

Morse Among Leaders

• Sophomore Cameron Morse is among the Horizon League leaders after the first 11 games of the year. 
• Morse ranks third in the league with 2.6 steals per game and ranks tied for sixth with 14.4 points per game. 
• He is also seventh in free-throw percentage at .795.
• He poured in a career-high 28 points against FGCU on Nov. 21. 
• It marked his second straight 20-point performance and he has scored 106 points in his first seven games played. Morse scored 102 points in 17 games played as a freshman.

 

Umude Hits Career High

• Sophomore  Sidney Umude posted the first 20-point performance of his career against Geneva on Dec. 15. 
• Umude scored 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor and 7-of-9 from the free-line.
• Over the last two games, Umude is averaging 17.5 points per game and 63..2 percent from the field.
• He is averaging 11.4 points per game over the last four games.