Manchester University seeks a .500 week's record with a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tilt Saturday, Feb. 10.
Game details: The Spartans take the southern trek to Hanover College and Collier Arena … Tip-off time is 3 p.m. … Live audio, video, and statistics can be tracked via links at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics … Recent series history shows five of the previous nine years' results ending in splits.
Spartan Shorts: Junior guard Adrian Johnson (Indianapolis, Ind.), celebrating an evening at Anderson University's O.C. Lewis Gymnasium off the court as part of an alopecia awareness event Feb. 7, had plenty to smile about on the court, too, despite a 93-79 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference loss at the hands of the Ravens. His 15-point evening moved him into ninth on the program's all-time scoring list (1,318 points). MU's leading scorer, after having had a 20-game double-figure scoring streak snapped at Transylvania University in the final game of the conference's first half, has rebounded to reel off seven in a row which includes a pair of 20-point-plus efforts … Senior forward/center Enis Becirevic (Fort Wayne, Ind.) has been just as white-hot scoring-wise harboring a seven-game double-digit skein, too. He's been nearly unstoppable in field goal conversions during the roll hitting 75 percent or better of his attempts five times during the span. Becirevic's play has seen his season points average jump almost two full (10.9-12.7) … Freshman forward/center Cornell Hampton (Griffith, Ind.) joins Becirevic to create a formidable inside combination. He's averaging 13 points, five and a half rebounds and hitting at a 50 percent clip from the field over his last two outings … Senior guard Brody Kirby (Frankfort, Ind.) is showing a propensity for the long ball of late, canning at least one three-pointer in six straight appearances and multiples four times in the run.
Regular Season Final Week: MU's men are home, while the women are on the road Wednesday, Feb. 14, versus Bluffton University. The two teams wrap up the regular season Saturday, Feb. 17, hosting Rose-Hulman.