Men's Basketball Closes Out Two-Game Homestand Against Green Bay Saturday Night

Braun Hartfield (Photo by David Dermer)
Braun Hartfield (Photo by David Dermer)

Youngtown State Storylines

• First-year Head Coach Jerrod Calhoun became the program's 13th head coach on March 28, 2017.
• Senior guard Cameron Morse needs just 372 more points to become the third player in program history to record 2,000 points in a career.
• Morse became the 10th player school history to score 1,600 points and ranks 10th all-time with 1,628. 
• Morse also needs 364 points to become YSU's Division I all-time leading scorer. The YSU Division I scoring record is 1,991 by set by Kendrick Perry (2010-14).
• Freshman Naz Bohannon recorded the first double-double of his career with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Indiana on Dec. 29. He is the seventh YSU freshman to post a double-double since 2004.
• Junior Tyree Robinson has made 11-of-14 field-goal attempts in Horizon League play for a FG% of .786. He's also averaging 11.5 points per game in league play.
• Sophomore Braun Hartfield ranks second in the league with a .429 3-point percentage and seventh in scoring at 14.6 points per game.
• Senior Cameron Morse ranks in the YSU top 10 in 3-pointers made (4th), points per game (t-6h) and scoring (10th). He's approaching top 10 in FGs made and FTs made.
• Sophomore Braun Hartfield set a career-scoring high with 33 points against Canisius on Nov. 18. 
 
Game Preview
• The Youngstown State men's basketball concludes its short two-game home stand against Green Bay, Saturday, Jan. 6. 
• Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. at the Beeghly Center.
• The game will be broadcast on 570 WKBN and ESPN3.
 
Up Next
• The Penguins hit the road again for three straight games beginning with a matchup against Oakland, Wednesday, Jan. 10.
• Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. at the Athletics O'Rena.
• The game will be broadcast on 570 WKBN and ESPN3.
 
Last Time Out
• The Penguins picked up their second straight Horizon League win with a 72-63 victory over Milwaukee.
• It marked the first time Youngstown State started league play with a 2-0 record.
• Senior Cameron Morse led the Penguins with 25 points, five rebounds, six assists and four steals.
• Morse also had five 3-pointers.
• Sophomore Braun Hartfield posted 17 points while Tyree Robinson added nine and freshman Garrett Covington had eight. 
 
The Green Bay Series
• This is the 43rd meeting between Youngstown State and Green Bay in a series that dates back to 1993. 
• Green Bay leads the all-time series, 32-10, but the teams have split the last four contests.
• Last year, the Phoenix won at the Beeghly Center, 90-77, while the Penguins won in Green Bay for the first time since 2003, 92-89.
 
Morse 2,000-Point Countdown
• Senior Cameron Morse has scored 1,628 career points and needs 372 points to become the third player in school history to score 2,000 career points.
• Morse also needs 364 points to become YSU's Division I all-time leading scorer with 1,992 points.
• He became just fourth player in YSU's Division I history to record 1,600 points and the 10th player all-time.
• Morse is the 48th player in Horizon League history to score at least 1,600 career points and ranks tied for 43rd on the Horizon League all-time scoring list. 
• Last season, Morse scored 711 points and had 608 as a sophomore.
 
To Catch a Thief
• Youngstown State currently leads the Horizon League with 135 steals and 9.0 steals per game.
• The Penguins also rank 16th nationally in steals per game.
 
Here's to You, Mr. Robinson
• Junior Tyree Robinson has been a force inside for the Penguins recently.
• Over the last two games, Robinson is averaging 11.5 points per game while shooting 78.6 percent from the floor. 
• For the year, Robinson ranks second in the Horizon League with a .662 field-goal percentage.
 
Hartfield Among League Leaders
• Sophomore Braun Hartfield ranks high in several Horizon League statistical categories.
• The Cleveland, Ohio, native ranks second with a .429 3-point field-goal percentage, third with 1.7 steals per game and seventh with 14.7 points per game.
• He has 12 double figure scoring games this season and three of more than 20, including a career-high 33 against Canisius on Nov. 18.
• He scored a team-high 22 points in YSU's 80-77 win over Cleveland State on Jan. 1.
 
A Win Would
• Give Youngstown State its 11th win over Green Bay.
• Mark the first time Youngstown State started Horizon League play 3-0.
• Mark the first time since 1997-98 that YSU won three straight games to open conference play.
• Mark Jerrod Calhoun's 129th career win and his fifth at Youngstown State.
• Mark the 1,081st victory in program history.
• Give the Penguins an 5-11 overall record and a 3-0 mark in the Horizon League
• Mark YSU's fourth home win of the season.