January 31, 2013

Men’s Basketball Goes For Season Sweep Against Otterbein Saturday

Mount Union's men's basketball team (8-12, 6-7 OAC) hosts Otterbein (7-13, 4-9 OAC) Saturday afternoon at 3:00 pm in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

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THE SERIES

This will be the 104th meeting between the two schools with Otterbein holding a 62-41 advantage in the all-time series.

In the matchup earlier this season, Mount Union was victorious at Otterbein 66-60.  

The last time the Purple Raiders swept a season series with the Cardinals was the 2004-2005 season where the Raiders won 74-64 at home on Dec 18, 2004 and at Otterbein Feb. 19, 2005, 64-59. 

 

OAC STANDINGS

 

Conference Record

Overall Record

Marietta

11-2

15-5

Capital

11-2

14-6

Baldwin Wallace

10-3

15-5

John Carroll

7-6

10-9

Wilmington

7-6

10-9

Mount Union

6-7

8-12

Ohio Northern

5-8

9-11

Heidelberg

4-9

9-11

Otterbein

4-9

7-13

Muskingum

0-13

1-19

 

TEAM STATS COMPARISON

Team Stats 

Mount Union

Otterbein

Points per game

75.9 (3rd)

67.2 (10th)

Points Allowed per game

75.4 (8th)

71.2 (6th)

Field Goal %

43.7% (8th)

42.8 (9th)

3 Point %

37.0% (3rd)

34.9% (6th)

Free throw %

74.9% (Tied for 1st)

70.2%(7th)

Rebounds

38.2 (1st)

37.6 (2nd)

Assists

12.6 (5th)

14.0 (1st)

Turnovers

15.4 (9th) 

15.8 (10th)

 

 MOUNT UNION

Mount Union enters Wednesday's game with an 8-12 overall record and 6-7 in the conference which is good for sixth place.  

The Purple Raiders are coming off a heartbreaking 60-58 loss against Baldwin Wallace.  

Kevin Krakowiak scored a layup as time expired to give the Yellow Jackets a two point victory over the Raiders 60-58. 

 

STAT LEADERS

Points- Nate Jacubec- 15.2

Rebounds- Nate Jacubec- 5.2

Assists-Nate Jacubec- 2.8

Steals- Nate Jacubec- 1.4

Blocks-Jarrett Ruffin 1.1

 

PROJECTED STARTERS

3- Justen Little, Sr., G, Galion/Galion - 2.1 ppg, 2.4 apg

10- Cody Dillon, Fr., G, Newton Falls/Newton Falls – 8.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg

20- Nate Jacubec, So., G, Struthers/Struthers - 15.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg

30- Stevie Griffin, So., F, Canton/ Massillon Jackson– 12.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg

45- Matt Kiger, Sr., F, Williamstown, W. Va./Williamstown – 7.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg

 

COACH

Mike Fuline (Kent State '98) is in his second season as head coach at Mount Union and has compiled an 18-27 overall record as head coach of the Purple Raiders.  Prior to becoming head coach of the Raiders, Fuline had a successful coaching career at the high school level that included winning the 2010 OHSAA Division I State Championship at Massillon Jackson.  Prior to coach at Massillon, he was the head coach at Rootstown high school (2003-2005). At Rootstown, his 2003-04 team posted a 16-6 record and won a sectional championship while his 2004-05 team went 20-4, shared the league title and won a district championship. Fuline was named 2004 Ohio's Division III Co-Coach of the Year.

 

OTTERBEIN        

Otterbein enters Saturday's game with a 14-5 record and 9-3 conference record. The Cardinals are currently tied for eighth place in the conference standings.

The Cardinals are currently on a two game losing streak having lost at Baldwin Wallace 70-64 and against Ohio Northern (82-73) in their last game.

Last season, the Cardinals finished the season with a 9-17 overall record and went 6-12 in conference play. They faced Wilmington in the first round of the OAC tournament, but were defeated 76-65.

 

STAT LEADERS

Points-Max Van Meter– 12.4

Rebounds- Zach Bakenhaster- 7.0

Assists- Andy Yazrombek- 4.1

Steals- Andy Yazrombek – 1.0

Blocks- Zach Bakenhaster – 0.8

Zach Bakenhaster and Max Van Meter rank fourth and fifth respectively in the OAC with 7.0 and 6.4 rebounds per game.

 

Projected Starters

1- Andy Yazrombek, Jr., G, Powell / Olentangy Liberty - 8.1 ppg, 4.1 apg

12- Colin Echelberry, Jr., G, Fostoria / Fostoria – 7.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg

22- Jake Bischoff, Fr., G, Powell / Olentangy Liberty - 11.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg

23- Jon Juergens, Jr., F, Luckey / Eastwood – 5.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg

52- Zach Bakenhaster, Sr., F, Plain City / Jonathan Alder - 10.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg

 

COACH

Todd Adrian (Kansas'95) is in his first season as head coach at Otterbein and has compiled a 7-13 record as head coach of the Cardinals. Prior to becoming head coach of the Cardinals, Adrian served as an associate head coach at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, Wis., from 2003 to 2006 and Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wis., from 1999 to 2003.

 

MOUNT UNION PLAYER NOTES

Jimmy Darnley - Jr., 6-5, F, Canton/GlenOak

  • Has played in all 20 games with three starts
  • Season-high/ Career-High 7 points vs Adrian (12/8/12)
  • Season-high/Career-high 8 rebounds at Westminster (11/17/12)

Cody Dillon - Fr., 6-4, G, Newton Falls/Newton Falls

  • Has started all 20 games this season
  • Season-high/Career-high 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists vs Thiel (11/17/12)
  • Season-high/Career-High 3 steals, two times with last at Marietta (1/9/13)
  • Season-high/Career-high 2 blocks vs Findlandia (Mich) ((12/30/12))

Tyler FausnightJr., 6-3, F, Uniontown/North Canton Hoover

  • Has played in four games this season
  • Season-High 5 points at Adrian (Mich) ((11/28/12))
  • Season-High 3 rebounds at Adrian (Mich) ((11/28/12)
  • Career-High 12 points, two times with last vs Rust (Miss) ((11/27/10))
  • Career-High 8 rebounds at Hiram (11/15/10)
  • Career-High 2 assists, two times with last at Muskingum (12/22/10)
  • Career-High 2 steals, two times with last at Westminster (Pa) ((11/19/10)
  • Career-High 2 blocks vs Rust (Miss) ((11/27/10))

T.J. Gillespie - Jr., 5-11, G, Toledo/Toledo St. John's

  • Has come off the bench in 14 games this season
  • Season-high 9 points vs John Carroll (1/23/13)
  • Season-high 3 rebounds, four times with last vs John Carroll (1/23/13)
  • Season-high/career-high 8 assists, two times with last vs. Baldwin Wallace (1/31/13)
  • Season-high 2 steals, two times with last vs Ohio Northern (12/5/12)
  • Career-high 20 points vs. Ohio Northern (1/8/11)
  • Career-high 3 steals vs John Carroll (1/26/11)
  • Career-high 5 rebounds vs Rust (Miss.) (11/27/10) and vs Piedomont (Ga.) (11/28/10)

Stevie Griffin - So., 6-3, F, Canton/Massillon Jackson

  • Has played in 12 games this season with 10 starts
  • Second on the team in scoring (12.2 ppg)
  • Season-high/Career-high 25 points at Wilmington (1/12/13)
  • Season-high 7 rebounds at Heidelberg (1/19/13)
  • Season-high 3 assists at Heidelberg (1/19/13)
  • Season-high 2 blocks at Heidelberg (1/19/13)
  • Season-high/Career-high 3 steals vs John Carroll (1/23/13)
  • Career-high 6 three-pointers at Geneva (11/19/11)
  • Career-high 8 rebounds vs. Westminster (11/22/11) and at Muskingum (2/1/12)
  • Career-high 4 assists vs. Westminster (11/22/11)
  • Played for Coach Fuline and won 2010 OHSAA Division I state title at Massillon Jackson High School

Nate Jacubec - So., 5-11, G, Struthers/Struthers

  • Has started all 120 games this season
  • Leads team in scoring (15.2 points), rebounds (5.2 rebounds), assists (2.8 assists) and steals (1.4 steals)
  • Season-high/Career-high 31 points at Wilmington (1/12/13)
  • Season-high/Career-high 10 rebounds, two times with at Baldwin Wallace (12/20/12)
  • Season-high/Career-high 7 assists at Hiram (11/24/12)
  • Season-high/Career-high 4 steals vs. Findlandia (12/30/12)
  • Season-high/Career-high 6 three-pointers at Wilmington (1/12/13)
  • 2012 Purple and Gold Financial All-Tournament Team
  • 2012 OAC Freshman of the Year
  • 2012 Buzz Ridl All-Tournament Team

Evan Keeslar - Fr., 6-3, G, Uniontown/Green

  • Has come off the bench in all 20 games this season
  • Season-high/Career-high 10 points at Adrian (11/28/12)
  • Season-high/Career-high 5 rebounds Hiram (11/24/12)
  • Season-high/Career-high 2 assists three times, with last vs John Carroll (1/23/13)
  • Season-high/Career-high 6 free-throws at Adrian (11/28/12)

Matt Kiger - Sr., 6-5, F, Williamstown, W.Va./Williamstown

  • Has played in all 20 games with 17 starts 
  • Season-high 19 points vs Thiel (Pa) ((11/16/12)) 
  • Season-high/Career-high 10 rebounds vs Baldwin Wallace (1/30/13)
  • Season-high/Career-high 2 assists, nine times with last at Hiram (11/24/12)
  • Season-high/Career-high 2 blocks vs Baldwin Wallace (1/31/13)
  • Career-high 20 points at Otterbein (12/4/10) and vs. Waynesburg (12/30/10)
  • Career-high 9 rebounds vs. Waynesburg (12/30/10)
  • Career-high 9 free-throws vs Capital (1/16/10)
  • Career-high 2 steals, four times with last vs #24 Marietta (1/5/11)

Jerod Lane - Jr., 6-6, F, North Canton/Hoover

  • Has come off the bench in 12 games this season
  • Career-high/Season-high 5 points, two times with last vs Muskingum (1/26/13)
  • Career-high/Season-high 5 rebounds vs Muskingum (1/16/13)

Justen Little - Sr., 5-10, G, Galion/Galion

  • Has started all 20 games this season
  • Season-high 10 points at Otterbein (12/15/12)
  • Season-high 4 rebounds vs Adrian (Mich) ((12/29/12))
  • Season-high/Career-high 7 assists, three times with last at John Carroll (12/05/12)
  • Season-high 3 steals, two times with last at John Carroll (12/5/12)
  • Career-high 15 points at Heidelberg (2/18/12)
  • Career-high 7 rebounds, two times with last at Ohio Northern (1/7/12)
  • Career-high 4 steals at John Carroll (1/25/12)

Taylor Moore - Fr., 6-6, F, North Canton/Hoover

  • Has played in all 20 games with one start (vs. Thiel)
  • Season-high/career-high 20 points at Heidelberg (1/19/13)
  • Season-high/Career-high 10 rebounds vs Pitt-Greensburg (11/20/12)
  • Season-high/Career-high 2 blocks, two times with last vs Adrian (Mich) ((12/29/12))
  • Had first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds vs Pitt-Greensburg (11/20/12)

Jarrett Ruffin - Fr., 6-6, F, Northfield/Nordonia

  • Has played in all 19 games this season with nine starts
  • First on the team in blocks (1.1 bpg)
  • Season-high/Career-high 20 points, two times with last at Marietta (1/9/13) 
  • Season high/Career-high 10 rebounds at Wilmington (1/12/13)
  • Season-high/Career-high 3 blocks three times, with last at Baldwin Wallace (12/20/12)
  • Season-high/Career-high 2 steals, two times with last vs Muskingum (1/16/13)
  • Had first career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds at Wilmington (1/12/13)

Kyle Scelza - Fr., 6-1, G, Stow/Stow

  • Has come off the bench in all 20 games
  • Season-high/Career-high 16 points at Hiram (11/24/12)
  • Season-high/Career-high 6 rebounds and 4 assists vs Pitt- Greensburg (11/20/12)
  • Season-high/Career-high 4 three-pointers six times, with last vs John Carroll (1/13/13)
  • Season-high/Career-high 4 steals vs John Carroll (1/23/13)

 

 



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