Men's Basketball Returns to Action for First Meeting Against Idaho State Monday Night

Tyree Robinson, Naz Bohannon, Braun Hartfield, Jaylen Benton and Cameron Morse (Photo by Justin Casterline)
Tyree Robinson, Naz Bohannon, Braun Hartfield, Jaylen Benton and Cameron Morse (Photo by Justin Casterline)

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 436 more points to become the third player in program history to record 2,000 points in a career.
• Morse is the 12th player in school history to score 1,500 points and ranks tied for 10th all-time with 1,564. 
• Morse also needs 428 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).
• Senior guard Francisco Santiago ranks eighth in school history with 306 career assists. He became the ninth player in school history with 300 assists in a career.
• YSU set single-game records for most points (134), steals (37) and margin of victory (88) in its 134-46 win over Franciscan on Nov. 14. YSU also tied the mark for most field-goal attempts.
• According to College Basketball Reference, freshman Garrett Covington is the fourth player since 2010 to have 7+ steals and a 100% FG% in a game, and the first to score double-digits while doing it. Covington had 16 points, tied a school record with seven steals and had eight assists.
• Sophomore Braun Hartfield set a career-scoring high with 33 points against Canisius on Nov. 18. He also tied a career high with five 3-pointers.
 
Game Preview
• The Youngstown State men's basketball team returns to action after more than a week off and visits Idaho State, Monday, Dec. 18, in Pocatello, Idaho.
• Tipoff is slated for 9 p.m. EDT at Holt Arena and will be broadcast on 570 WKBN and the Big Sky Network.
 
Up Next
• The Penguins play their final game before a break for Christmas when they visit Mountain West member Utah State, Wednesday, Dec. 20.
• Tipoff is slated for 9 p.m. EDT. at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and will be broadcast on 570 WKBN and the Mountain West Network.
 
Last Time Out
• The Penguins dropped a 95-67 decision to Big East member Butler on Dec. 9.
• Senior Cameron Morse and sophomore Braun Hartfield each had 16 points while freshman Garrett Covington had 14.
 
About Idaho State
• Idaho State enters the game with a 3-5 overall record and has won three straight games.
• Leading the Bengals is Jared Stutzman with 14.2 point per game and Balint Mocsan with 13.1 points per game.
 
Morse 2,000-Point Countdown
• Senior Cameron Morse has scored 1,564 career points and needs 436 points to become the third player in school history to score 2,000 career points.
• Morse also needs 428 points to become YSU's Division I all-time leading scorer with 1,992 points.
• He needs 36 more points to become just fourth player in YSU's Division I history to record 1,600 points and the ninth player all-time.
• Morse also ranks tied 53rd on the Horizon Leauge all-time scoring list. 
• He needs 28 points more to crack the top 50.
• Last season, Morse scored 711 points and had 608 as a sophomore.
 
Hartfield Fifth In Scoring
• Sophomore Braun Hartfield ranks high on the Horizon League 2017-18 scoring list.
• The Cleveland, Ohio, native ranks fifth with 15.4 points per game through 10 games.
• Hartfield has made eight of his last nine 3-point field-goal attempts and ranks fifth in the Horizon League with a .432 3-point percentage.
• He had a game-high 23 points against DePaul and tied a career high with five 3-pointers against the Blue Devils.
• He also dished out five assists.
 
Ferguson Net Career High
• Sophomore Jeremiah Ferguson scored a career-high 10 points against Northern Colorado on Nov. 24 then tied his career high against South Dakota on Nov. 26. 
• It marks Ferguson's first double-figure scoring games of his career.
 
TyRob Efficiency
• Junior Tyree Robinson has been quite efficient on the floor.
• Robinson is averaging 8.1 points per game while playing just 11 minutes per contest.
• He is also shooting 62.8 percent (27-of-43) from the floor.
 
Hartfield Nets Career Highs
• Sophomore Braun Hartfield turned in a career night in the Penguins' loss to Canisius on Nov. 18.
• The Cleveland, Ohio, native scored a career-high 33 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the field, including a career-high-tying five 3-pointers.
• His previous high was 22 points against Cleveland State in the first round of the 2017 Horizon League Championship.
 
Morse Named to Lou Henson Award Preseason Watch List
• Senior has been named to the 2017-18 Lou Henson Award Watch List.
• The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the nation's top Division I mid-major player.
• Morse is one of four Horizon League players on the list.
 
A Win Would
• Give Youngstown State its first win over Idaho State
• Mark Youngstown State's first win at Holt Arena.
• Mark Jerrod Calhoun's 127th career win and his third at Youngstown State.
• Mark the 1,079th victory in program history.
• Give the Penguins an 3-8 overall record.
• Mark YSU's first road win of the season.