Men’s Basketball to Begin Season-Ending Three-Game Home Stretch this Weekend


Feb 12, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team will start a three-game University Athletic Association home stand to conclude their 2018-19 season this weekend, when the Spartans play host to Emory University at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15th and the 22nd-ranked University of Rochester at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 17th.LIVE COVERAGE vs. Emory (Friday, February 15th | 8:00 PM | Cleveland, Ohio) Video: Live Stats: Rochester (Sunday, February 17th | 12:00 PM | Cleveland, Ohio) Video: Live Stats: SPARTANS The Spartans, 9-13 overall on the season, will be returning to the friendly confines of Horsburgh Gymnasium this weekend, where the team has registered a 6-5 record in home games this year.  The Spartans suffered a pair of setbacks on the road last weekend, losing 81-71 against NYU and 71-66 in overtime to Brandeis, falling into seventh place in the conference with a 2-9 league record.  The team is scoring 71.7 points per game this season on 39.7% shooting overall and 32.6% shooting from three-point range, while allowing 73.5 points per contest.  Sophomore guard Ignas Masiulionis leads the team with 10.4 points per game, while freshman forward Ryan Newton has added 9.5 points per contest, and junior forward Michael Hollis is contributing 9.4 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.The Spartans are under the leadership of Head Coach Todd McGuinness, who is now in his third year with the team.  During his 10 year career as a collegiate head coach, which includes seven years at Hartwick, he has a 143-115 overall record, good for a .554 winning percentage.  McGuinness is assisted by Mike Fitzpatrick and T.J. Duckett.EMORY EAGLESEmory will enter the weekend in a two-way tie with Rochester for the UAA lead with an 8-3 record in conference games.  …

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