Mustangs Host Two Key Conference Clashes This Week

Mustangs Host Two Key Conference Clashes This Week

2018-19 Stevenson Men's Basketball
vs. Messiah, Wednesday, January 9 - 6 pm
vs. Widener, Saturday, January 12 - 3 pm

COMPLETE NOTES (PDF)

SERIES HISTORY

•   Stevenson and Messiah split their season series last season, with each winning on its home floor.  The Mustangs prevailed 87-82 at home, while the Falcons won 64-57 in Grantham.  10 of the last 12 meetings between the two schools have been decided by seven or fewer points.

•   Widener has won the last five meetings against Stevenson, with the last Mustang win in the series coming in December of 2015.  Last season, the Pride won 78-75 in OT at Owings Mills Gymnasium, then recorded an 85-65 win in Chester.

SCOUTING STEVENSON

•   Stevenson is 10-4 overall and is coming off a one-point non-conference setback to John Jay on Saturday.  Junior Mark Terrell, who was named MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week for the second time this season last week, ranks third in the conference in scoring at 18.8 ppg.  Senior Montaque Wright ranks fourth in the conference in scoring at 17.9 ppg, while Marcus Dentley has averaged 13.2 ppg in four games since returning at Arcadia December 15.  The Mustangs lead the conference in scoring at 81.7 ppg.

SCOUTING MESSIAH

•  Messiah, 7-7 on the season, fell at home 80-73 to Wilkes on Saturday.  Colin Sareyka leads the MAC Commonwealth in scoring at 21.0 ppg, while Matt Glogowski is recording 15.9 points and a team-best 7.8 rebounds per game.

SCOUTING WIDENER

•  The Pride have dropped three in a row and are 7-6 overall entering Tuesday night's game against Middlebury.  Tyler Drews is one of three Widener players averaging double figures at 15.8 ppg, while Connor Laverty and Elijah Boyd are adding 12.2 and 10.2 ppg, respectively.

NATIONAL NOTORIETY

•  Senior Montaque Wright earned a spot on ESPN Sportscenter's Top Players on January 3 when his 50-foot buzzer beater against Alvernia to give the Mustangs a 67-64 win was the No. 2 play.  The clip of the game-winner has also been seen over 18,000 times on Twitter and Facebook.

TAKING CARE OF THE BALL

•  Johnny Rhodes leads the MAC Commonwealth in assist/turnover ratio, recording 56 assists and 24 turnovers for a 2.3/1 assist/turnover ratio.  His four assists per game are also good for sixth in the league.

SPREADING THE WEALTH

•  The Mustangs are averaging 18.1 assists per game, good for No. 21 in Division III.

WINNING BIG

•  Stevenson's 88-51 win against Clarks Summit in the first round of the Buffalo Wild Wings Classic was its largest margin of victory since a 113-68 victory against SUNY-Purchase on February 18, 2006.

BIG COMEBACKS, TOO

•  Stevenson trailed Lycoming 66-52 against Lycoming on December 1 and eventually forced overtime with 1.2 seconds left as Montaque Wright made three free throws before winning 100-92 in overtime.

•  On December 8, Stevenson trailed Albright by as many as 13 in the second half and 81-69 with 3:06 left before forcing overtime with 0.6 seconds left on a three by Evan Joseph.  The Mustangs went on to win 96-95 in OT.

REELING THEM OFF

•  With its seven-game win streak earlier this season, Stevenson had its longest win streak since winning seven in a row in the 2014-15 campaign.  The seven-game win streak is tied for second-best in program history with two other seven game strings. The Mustangs won 15 in a row in 2006-07, while they had a seven-game win streak in 2005-06 in addition to 2014-15.

ROAD TRIP

•  Stevenson won 84-79 at Lebanon Valley on November 28 to pick up its first MAC Commonwealth road win since the 2016-17 season.  The Mustangs were 0-9 on the road in league play last season but are 2-1 this season. 

FREE BASKETBALL

•  After not having any overtime games in the 2015-16 or 2016-17 seasons, the Mustangs have had four since the start of last season.  Stevenson was 1-1 last season and 2-0 in 2018-19.

MAKING HIS MARK

•  After averaging 5.7 ppg through his first two seasons, junior Mark Terrell is averaging 18.8 ppg this season.  He had a career-high 35 points against FDU-Florham, the most by a Mustang since Erik Fisher had 36 against Hood in 2016.  Terrell is shooting 58.4% from the floor and ranks third in the MAC Commonwealth in scoring and is fourth in field goal percentage.

WE'RE HONORED

•  Stevenson players have been honored as MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week three times.  Mark Terrell has won the award twice, while Montaque Wright has won it once.

WHAT'S NEXT

•  Stevenson travels to Hood next Wednesday night for its lone game of the week.

 

GETTING SOCIAL 

•  Stevenson athletics can be found on Facebook by searching for "Stevenson University Mustang Athletics" or on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat at @GoMustangSports.  Stevenson men's basketball can be found on Twitter at @GoMustangHoops.

 

MUSTANG SPORTS NETWORK

•  All Stevenson men's basketball home games can be seen and heard on the Mustang Sports Network.  To watch, simply visit www.gomustangsports.tv, or visit the Stevenson University Athletics Roku channel.  To listen to the broadcast of any home game, simply visit sfmsports.net.