Men's Basketball Hosts Toledo in Home Opener Wednesday Night

Sophomore Cameron Morse and the Penguins host Toledo in the 2015-16 home opener
Sophomore Cameron Morse and the Penguins host Toledo in the 2015-16 home opener
Youngstown State vs. Toledo
Date & Time Wednesday, Nov. 18 | 7:05 p.m.
Arena Beeghly Center | Youngstown, Ohio
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Game Preview

The Youngstown State men's basketball team hosts Mid-American Conference foe Toledo, in the 2015-16 home opener on Wednesdsay, Nov. 18, at the Beeghly Center. Tipoff is set for 7:05 p.m. ET and can be heard on 570 AM WKBN and viewed on ESPN3.com.

Kent State Recap

•  The Penguins are coming off a tough 79-70 decision to Kent State on Saturday, Nov. 14. 

• Senior Bobby Hain led the Penguins with 20 points and seven rebounds while junior Matt Donlon scored 15 points in his YSU debut.

• Sophomore Sidney Umude added 10 points for the Penguins.

700 Club

• Youngstown State Head Coach Jerry Slocum has 699 career wins and needs just one more to become the 37th coach in NCAA history to win 700 career games.

• Slocum currently ranks eighth among active NCAA Division I coaches with 699 wins.

About Toledo

• Toledo is coming off a 96-65 win over West Virginia Tech on Nov. 14.

• Jaelen Sanford led the Rockets with 22 points while Stuckey Mosley has 17.

• Nathan Boothe and Jonathan Williams each had 15 points for the Rockets.

The Toledo Series

• This is the 12th meeting between Youngstown State and Toledo in a series that dates to 1942 and the first since 2011.

• The Rockets own a 9-2 advantage in the all-time series and won the last meeting, 86-77, in Toledo in 2011.

• Youngstown State won the last meeting in the Beeghly Center, 73-67, in the Beeghly Center in 2010.

A Win Would

• Give Youngstown State its third win over Toledo.

• Mark YSU's third straight win over Toledo at the Beeghly Center.

• Mark Jerry Slocum's 700th career win and his 119th at Youngstown State.

• Mark Jerry Slocum's second win over Toledo.

• Mark the 1,053rd victory in program history.

• Give the Penguins a 1-1 overall record.

• Mark YSU's first home win of the season.

Hain Nets 1,000/600

• With seven rebounds against Kent State on Nov. 14, senior Bobby Hain became the sixth Division I player in YSU history to post at least 1,000 career points and 600 career rebounds.

• Hain also had 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting against the Golden Flashes.

Down Under Wonder

• Junior Matt Donlan 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.

Hain Named Preseason All-Horizon League

• Senior Bobby Hain was named Preseason All-Horizon League Second-Team for the second straight season.

• Hain is the Horizon League active leading scorer with 1,046 career points. He was the 36th player in school history to record 1,000 points.

Penguins Love the Long Ball

• During Jerry Slocum's tenure at YSU, the 3-point shot has played significant role in the Penguins' offense.

• Over the last five year, the Penguins have made at least 200 3-pointers, including 208 last season. The school record of 270 was set in 2011-12.

YSU Single-Season 3-Pointers Made

1. 270 2011-12

2. 249 2013-14

3. 245 2012-13

4. 235 2010-11

5. 208 2014-15