CWRU Men’s Basketball to Carry Program-Record Streak into Final Home UAA Weekend

Case Western Reserve Athletic News

Feb 07, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team will carry a program-record five game conference winning streak into its final home weekend of the 2017-18 regular season, as the Spartans play host to the University of Rochester on Friday, February 9th at 8:00 p.m. and 13th-ranked Emory University on Sunday, February 11th at 11:00 a.m.  In addition, the Spartans will honor their graduating senior player, forward T.J. Duckett, with a special ‘Senior Day’ ceremony prior to Sunday’s game.Live Coverage
Friday, February 9th vs. Rochester (8:00 PM) Video: https://case.edu/livestream/athletics/Live Stats: http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mbkb/2017-18/boxscores/20180209_afwc.xmlSunday, February 11th vs. Emory (11:00 AM) Video: https://case.edu/livestream/athletics/Live Stats: http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mbkb/2017-18/boxscores/20180211_rhlm.xmlCWRU SpartansThe Spartans will enter the weekend with the momentum of their five-game winning streak that has seen the team climb to third in the University Athletic Association with a 6-3 league mark, and improve to 12-8 overall.  Last weekend, CWRU defeated Brandeis 69-64 on Friday night and NYU 73-57 on Sunday afternoon to raise their home record to 7-4.  The Spartans are averaging 77.2 points per game on 42.6% shooting overall and 35.5% shooting from behind the three-point line, while allowing 76.3 points per contest.  T.J. Duckett is leading the team with 14.4 points and 10.6 rebounds per game this year, while freshman guard Ignas Masiulionis has added 10.6 points per game.Head Coach Todd McGuinness is in his second season at CWRU.  He has a career record of 134-97 (.580 winning percentage), which includes a seven-year stint at Hartwick College, where his teams qualified for the NCAA Championships on four occasions.  McGuinness is assisted by Rudy Kirbus, Kelly Blair, Liz Hornberger, Evan Shang and Aleksandar Zivic.Rochester YellowjacketsThe Yellowjackets will enter Friday’s game looking to turn around a four-game losing streak, including road setbacks to second-ranked Washington (77 …

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