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Men's Basketball Preview: Jan. 24-26

Men's Basketball Preview: Jan. 24-26

SCHEDULE
Thursday, Jan. 24: Hillsdale (12-5 overall, 8-2 G-MAC) at Kentucky Wesleyan (7-8, 5-4 G-MAC) |  Live Stats  |  Video
Saturday, Jan. 26: Hillsdale (12-5 overall, 8-2 G-MAC) at Trevecca Nazarene (1-13, 1-8 G-MAC)  | Live Stats  |  Video

LINKS

G-MAC Men's Basketball Standings

G-MAC Men's Basketball Statistics

OVERVIEW

  • The Chargers are red-hot as they head out for their trip through the southern part of the conference, taking on Kentucky Wesleyan Thursday and Trevecca Nazarene - in Nashville - Saturday
  • Thanks to its win at Findlay last Saturday, Hillsdale is tied for first place in the G-MAC with an 8-2 record
  • That win was Hillsdale's first over the Oilers at Croy Gymnasium in 17 years
  • Despite giving up 82 points in the 93-82 win over Findlay, the Chargers still lead the conference in points allowed per game (64.7)
  • The G-MAC's best defense will take on the 11th (KWC) and 12th-ranked (TNU) offenses in the conference this week
  • The Chargers beat the Trojans by just 3 in Nashville last year (76-73) and lost in overtime at Kentucky Wesleyan...Hillsdale beat both teams at home, by an average of 14 points per game
  • Kentucky Wesleyan and Trevecca Nazarene will visit Hillsdale in the final week of the regular season Feb. 28-March 2
  • Chargers' sophomore forward Davis Larson set career-highs in both points (24) and blocked shots (3) in last weekend's win over Findlay
  • Larsaon became the first player on this year's team to be named G-MAC Player of the Week, an honor he earned Monday night
  • Since returning to the lineup in December, sophomore Austen Yarian has played terrific basketball, averaging 11.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while shooting 62 percent from the field
  • After this trip, Hillsdale will play three straight home games - Jan. 31 vs. Tiffin, Feb. 2 vs. Cedarville and Feb. 9 vs. Findlay

 

SERIES HISTORY

  • Kentucky Wesleyan leads the all-time series with Hillsdale 3-1
  • Hillsdale leads the all-time series with Trevecca Nazarene 2-0