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2019-20 Stevenson men's basketball Mustangs Open MAC Commonwealth Play With Messiah, Lycoming

Stevenson (3-4, 0-0) at Messiah (4-1, 0-0) - Wednesday, December 4, 6 pm, Hitchcock Arena, Grantham, Pa.

Stevenson vs. Lycoming (5-1, 0-0) - Saturday, December 7, 1 pm, Owings Mills Gymnasium, Owings Mills, Md.

SCOUTING STEVENSON

Stevenson sits 3-4 overall following a five-point setback at Sarah Lawrence. Sophomore Norman Hughes leads the Mustangs in scoring at 13.7 points per game. Mark Terrell is shooting 55% from the floor and recording 13.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, while Jaylin Johnson is adding 10.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per outing.

SCOUTING MESSIAH

Messiah, which was picked second in the MAC Commonwealth preseason coaches poll, is off to a 4-1 start and is coming off a 72-61 win over Penn State Harrisburg last Tuesday. Colin Sareyka leads the Falcons and ranks third in the conference in scoring at 22.0 points per game. EJ Porter is scoring at a 15.2 ppg clip, while Josh Darville is averaging a double-double (12.4 ppg, 10.2 rpg).

SCOUTING LYCOMING

Lycoming, selected ninth in the MAC Commonwealth preseason poll, has won four straight and is 5-1 overall heading into its MAC Commonwealth opener at Alvernia Wednesday. Five players are averaging double figures for the Warriors, led by Darius Dangerfield's 15.3 ppg. Darson Harward is recording 13.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game and also has 18 blocked shots. Lycoming is averaging 81.3 points per game.

SERIES VS. MESSIAH

Stevenson swept the season series with the Falcons last season, winning 80-66 at home and 86-84 in overtime at Messiah for its first win in Grantham since the 2015-16 campaign. The Mustangs are 9-5 against Messiah since joining the MAC Commonwealth in 2012-13.

SERIES VS. LYCOMING

Stevenson swept the Warriors in 2018-19, prevailing 100-92 in overtime at Owings Mills Gymnasium and 81-57 on the road. The Mustangs have won three straight against Lycoming, downing the No. 16 Warriors 81-78 in the 2017-18 home finale.

NEWS AND NOTES

  • Stevenson currently ranks No. 3 in the MAC Commonwealth in scoring defense (67.8 ppg).
  • The Mustangs lead the conference in rebounding margin at +8.6. Stevenson has won the rebounding battle in all seven of its games thus far.
  • Stevenson also ranks third in the conference in field goal percentage at 44.2% and second in three-point field goal percentage at 38.5%.
  • The Mustangs made 15 three-pointers in their loss at Sarah Lawrence, its most in a game since connecting on 17 against Penn State Berks on November 25, 2017.
  • Six of Stevenson's first eight games are away from Owings Mills Gymnasium.

WHAT’S NEXT

Stevenson is idle until next Saturday, December 14, hosting defending MAC Commonwealth champion Arcadia at Owings Mills Gymnasium.