Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Five-Star Matchups

Two big games are on the schedule tonight involving four of the top five men's teams. Live stats and audio can be found at our Gameday site.

Franklin & Marshall at Gettysburg
The Diplomats (5-3 CC, 10-5) take a seven-game winning streak west on Route 30 to the Battlefield to take on the Bullets (6-2, 11-3). It is the 195th meeting between the long-time rivals in a series that dates to 1902. Gettysburg has won two of the last three contests to take a 103-91 lead, but F&M has won nine of the 14 games at Bream Gym since 1994. The Diplomats (74.0) and Bullets (73.1) are 2-3 in the Conference in scoring offense and FG percentage (48.6 - 47.6). An interesting matchup will be between two of the Centennial's top rookie big men in F&M's James McNally and Gettysburg's Andrew Powers.

McDaniel at Johns Hopkins
The Green Terror (5-3, 10-5) and the Blue Jays (5-3, 9-6) square off for the 137th time in a series that dates to 1931. Hopkins has won 19 of the last 21 games to forge a 75-61 advantage, but McDaniel downed the Blue Jays, 70-68, last season at Goldfarb Gym. The Green and Gold will lean on the inside game of Chris Prior (10.9 ppg, 9.7 rpg) and Brett Foelber (10.8 ppg), while JHU turns to an outside game led by Doug Polster (14.9 ppg)) and Pat O'Connell (11.0 ppg).

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