Men's Basketball Visits UIC Thursday 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 225 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 1,700 points and ranks 8th all-time with 1,775. 
• Morse also needs 217 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 became the first YSU freshman to post at least three double-double in season since joining the Horizon League in 2001-02.
• Bohannon ranks fourth in Horizon League play with 8.8 rebounds per game. He also ranks tied for fifth overall with 7.8 rpg.
• Senior Cameron Morse has scored 1,022 points in his last 48 Horizon League games for an average of 21.3 points per game.
• Morse ranks in the YSU top 10 in 3-pointers made (2nd), points per game (7th), scoring (8th), free throws made (8th), field goals made (9th), steals (9th), assists (10th). 
• Sophomore Braun Hartfield ranks 8th in the Horizon League in scoring (14.9), second in steals per game (1.7).
• In league play, Hartfield ranks sixth in scoring (16.0 points per game) and Morse ranks  eighth (15.4 points per game).
 
Game Preview
• The Youngstown State men's basketball team head to the Windy City for a return game against UIC, Thursday, Feb. 8, in Chicago, Ill.
• Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion. 
• The game will be broadcast on 570 WKBN and ESPN3.
 
Up Next
• The Penguins close out their road trip at Horizon League newcomer IUPUI, Saturday, Feb. 10.
• Tipoff is slated for 1 p.m. at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. 
• The game will be broadcast on 570 WKBN and ESPN3.
 
Last Time Out
• The Penguins fell to Wright State, 83-57, on Feb. 3, at the Beeghly Center.
• Sophomore Braun Hartfield led the Penguins with 20 points.
• Freshman Naz Bohannon recorded double-figures in rebounding with 13 boards and nearly missed a double-double with nine points.
 
The UIC Series
• This is the 40th meeting between Youngstown State and UIC in a series that dates back to 1993.
• UIC leads the all-time series, 28-11, and has won the last three meetings.
• The Flames won the last meeting between the schools, 92-78, at the Beeghly Center on Jan. 18.
• The last time these schools played at the UIC Pavilion, the Flames came away with an 84-81 victory in 2017.
• YSU's last win at the UIC Pavilion was an 82-78 victory in 2016.
 
Morse Now in 8th Place on YSU Scoring List
• With 23 points against IUPUI on Jan. 20, senior Cameron Morse moved into eighth place on the YSU all-time scoring list and now has 1,775 career points.
• He also ranks third on the YSU Division I scoring chart.
• Morse needs nine more points to move into seventh place and 25 more to become the seventh player in school history to school history to score 1,800 points in a career.
• Morse needs 225 points to become the third player in school history to score 2,000 career points.
• Morse also needs 217 points to become YSU's Division I all-time leading scorer with 1,992 points.
• Last season, Morse scored 711 points and had 608 as a sophomore.
 
Penguins Second in 3-Point Shooting in League Play
• Over the last 12 games, Youngstown State has been one of the top 3-point shooting team in the Horizon League.
• The Penguins rank second the league with a .389 3-point percentage and ranks second with 8.3 3-pointers made per game. 
• YSU also leads the league with 14.2 offensive rebounds per game and rank second in rebounding margin in Horizon League contests with a +4.1.
 
Robinson Net Career High, Leads HL
• In the 95-85 loss to Northern Kentucky, junior Tyree Robinson posted a career-high 19 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the floor.
• Robinson also dished out three assists with a pair of steals and block.
• Robinson now is tied for the Horizon League lead with a .628 field-goal percentage. 
• Against league opponents, Robinson fares even better with a league-best .621 field-goal percentage.
 
Benton Among 3 Leaders
• Senior Jaylen Benton ranks among the top 3-point shooters in the Horizon League. 
• Benton carries a 3-point percentage of .379 and ranks 14th in the Horizon League. 
•He also ranks third on the team with 54 assists. 
• Benton has also scored in double figures eight times this season. 
 
Bohannon Board Crashing
• Freshman Naz Bohannon is becoming one of the Horizon League's top rebounders.
• Over the last 16 games, Bohannon has grabbed 141 rebounds for an average of 8.8 per game.
• Bohannon ranks fifth in the Horizon League with 7.8 rebounds per game and is averaging 8.8 rebounds in league play, which ranks fourth.
• He has recorded five double-digit rebound games and had at least six rebounds in 19 of 24 games.
 
A Win Would
• Give Youngstown State its 12th win over UIC.
• Snap a three-game losing streak to UIC.
• Mark YSU's fourth win over UIC at the UIC Pavilion.
• Mark Jerrod Calhoun's 131st career win and his seventh at Youngstown State.
• Mark the 1,083rd victory in program history.
• Give the Penguins an 7-19 overall record and a 5-8 mark in the Horizon League.
• Mark YSU's second road win of the season. 
• Match YSU's Horizon League win total from last season.