Men's Basketball Hosts Robert Morris Wednesday Night

Sophomore Francisco Santiago and the Penguins host Robert Morris Wednesday
Sophomore Francisco Santiago and the Penguins host Robert Morris Wednesday
Youngstown State vs. Robert Morris
Date & Time Wednesday, Dec. 2 | 7:05 p.m.
Arena Beeghly Center | Youngstown, Ohio
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Game Preview
• The Youngstown State men's basketball team returns to the Beeghly Center for the first of two straight home games when it hosts Robert Morris, Wednesday, Dec. 2.
• Tipoff is set for 7:05 p.m. ET and is on 570 AM WKBN, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. 
Up Next
• The Penguins host American, Friday, Dec. 2, at the Beeghly Center. 
• Tipoff is set for at 7:05 p.m.
Niagara Recap
• The Penguins are coming off an impressive 88-70 road win over Niagara on Nov. 28. 
• Senior Bobby Hain recorded his third double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds and missed becoming the first YSU player to post a triple-double with nine assists.
• Sophomore Francisco Santiago scored 15 points while juniors Jorden Kaufman and Matt Donlan poured in 14 and 12 points, respectively.
• Freshman Latin Davis added a career-high 11 points.
700 Club
• Head Coach Jerry Slocum has 702 career wins and became the 38th head coach in NCAA history to reach 700 wins on Nov. 23
• He is tied for 37th with Dick Sauers, who had 702 career wins.
• Slocum currently ranks eighth among active NCAA Division I coaches with 702 wins.
About Robert Morris
• Robert Morris enters the game with an overall record of 1-6 and is coming off a 67-64 win over Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 28.
• The Colonials are led by Rodney Pryor with 19.4 points per game.
• Elijah Minnie is also in double figures with 12.1 points per game.
The Robert Morris Series
• This is the 16th meeting between Youngstown State and Robert Morris in a series that dates back to 1989.
• The Colonials own a 9-6 advantage in the all-time series, but the Penguins have won the last two contests.
• Last year, the Penguins won in Moon Township, 89-81.
• It marked the first win at Robert Morris since 2001.
• The Penguins also won the last meeting in the Beeghly Center, 84-76, in 2013.
A Win Would
• Give Youngstown State its seventh win over Robert Morris.
• Extend YSU's win streak over Robert Morris to three games.
• Mark YSU's second straight win over Robert Morris at the Beeghly Center.
• Mark Jerry Slocum's 703rd career win and his 122nd at Youngstown State.
• Mark Jerry Slocum's third win over Robert Morris.
• Mark the 1,056th victory in program history.
• Give the Penguins a 4-4 overall record.
• Mark YSU's second home win of the season.
Hain Climbing Scoring Chart
• With 16 points against Niagara, senior Bobby Hain ranks 22nd on the  YSU all-time scoring list with 1,141 career points.
• He needs just 47 more to move into 21st place past Ron Smith, who had 1,187 points from 1973-77.
• Hain also has 652 career rebounds and needs 30 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 seven games.
• YSU is averaging 31.8 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 three games, junior Jorden Kaufman has made huge strides for the Penguins.
• Kaufman is averaging 14.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game and is shooting 74.1 percent (20-of-27) from the field in the last three games.