Posted: Nov 27, 2015
Game Notes vs. Niagara
|Youngstown State vs. Niagara
|Date & Time||Saturday, Nov. 28 | 3 p.m.
|Arena||Gallagher Center | Niagara University, N.Y.|
|Radio||570 WKBN | iHeartRadio|
|@YSUSports | @YSUMensHoops | @JayMe_Hall|
|Hash Tags||#GoGuins | #HLMBB|
|Mobile App||YSU Front Row|
• The Youngstown State men's basketball team is back on the road and take on Niagara, Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Gallagher Center in Niagara University, N.Y.
• Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. ET and can be heard on 570 AM WKBN.
• The Penguins return to the Beeghly Center for the first of two straight home games against Robert Morris, Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 7:05 p.m.
• The Penguins are coming off a 69-55 win over Thiel on Nov. 25 at the Beeghly Center.
• Senior Bobby Hain led four players scoring in double figures with 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
• Junior Jorden Kaufman also scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting while sophomore Cameron Morse and freshman Jordan Andrews added 12 and 10 points, respectively.
• Youngstown State Head Coach Jerry Slocum has 701 career wins and became the 38th head coach in NCAA history to reach 700 wins.
• He will move into a tie for 37th with Dick Sauers, who had 702 career wins.
• Slocum currently ranks eighth among active NCAA Division I coaches with 701 wins.
• Niagara enters the game with a 2-4 overall record and is coming off a 77-73 loss to Hartford on Nov. 24.
• Matt Scott leads the Purple Eagles with 18 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
• Emile Blackman and Justin Satchell are also in double figures with 12.5 and 11.7 points per game, respectively.
The Niagara Series
• This is the 13th meeting between Youngstown State and Niagara in a series that dates back to 1958.
• The Purple Eagles have won the last three contests, including the last matchup in 2003, an 89-80 win at the Gallagher Center.
• Youngstown State's last victory over Niagara was a 63-60 win at Niagara in 1997.
A Win Would
• Give Youngstown State its sixth win over Niagara.
• Stop a three-game losing streak to Niagara.
• Mark YSU's first win over Niagara since 1997.
• Mark Jerry Slocum's 702nd career win and his 121st at Youngstown State.
• Mark Jerry Slocum's first win over Niagara.
• Mark the 1,055th victory in program history.
• Give the Penguins a 3-4 overall record.
• Mark YSU's first road win of the season.
Hain Climbing Scoring Chart
• With 13 points against Thiel, senior Bobby Hain ranks 23rd on the YSU all-time scoring list with 1,125 career points.
• He needs just six more to move into 22nd place past Bob Atterholt, who had 1,130 points from 1954-58.
• Hain also has 641 career rebounds and needs 41 more to move into 10th place on the all-time rebounding list.
No Bench Warmers
• The Penguins have been getting outstanding production from their bench play after six games.
• YSU is averaging 32 points per game from its non-starters this season, including a season-high 50 against Florida Gulf Coast on Nov. 21.
No JK-ing Around
• Over the last two games, junior Jorden Kaufman has made huge strides for the Penguins.
• Kaufman scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting against Thiel on Nov. 25.
• He turned his best performance against North Dakota on Nov. 23.
• Kaufman connected on 8-of-9 shooting from the field and had a career-high 17 points.
• He is averaging 15 points and seven rebounds per game and is shooting 76.5 percent (13of-17) from the field in the last two games.
Hain on the Leaderboard
• Senior Bobby Hain's name is in the top 10 in three important statistical categories.
• He ranks fifth in scoring (16.5 ppg), sixth in rebounding (7.3 rpg) and 10th in field-goal percentage (.514).
Down Under Wonder
• Junior Matt Donlan is off to a fantastic start with the Penguins.
• He scored a career-high 18 points with a career-best four 3-pointers against Toledo on Nov. 18.
• He also turned in a terrific debut for the Penguins against Kent State on Nov. 14.
• The 6-foot-7 forward scored 15 points and had three 3-pointers against the Golden Flashes.
• Donlan has scored in double figures three times in five games, and averages 11.0 points per game.
• He also leads the team with 13 3-pointers.
Morse Among Leaders
• Sophomore Cameron Morse is among the Horizon League leaders after the first six games of the year.
• Morse ranks second in the league with 2.8 steals per game and ranks six with 15.7 points per game.
• 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 94 points in the first six games. Morse scored 102 points in 17 games played as a freshman.