January 14, 2014

Men’s Basketball at Frostburg State University Preview

Game Information

Southern Virginia University (3-6) at Frostburg State University (0-13)
Date: Wednesday January 15, 2014
Start Time: 8pm
Location: Bobcat Arena (Frostburg, Md.)
Live Stats
Live streaming: Not available

 

Last Meeting (Jan. 29, 2013: Frostburg St. won, 87-84)

The last meeting between the two squads occurred on Jan. 29, 2013, with Frostburg State claiming a close 87-84 victory.  It was a back-and-forth battle with the Knights gaining a 37-35 halftime lead. Frostburg State took a 10-point lead late in the second half as Southern Virginia struggled offensively.

The Knights battled back to tie the score at 84-84 with 13 seconds left; however, the Bobcats' DeSean Antoine swished a deep last second three-pointer to win the game.

 

About the Knights

Southern Virginia is looking to gain momentum after a tough loss to No. 21 St. Mary's College of Maryland, an 84-49 defeat.

The Knights' scoring attack is led by three players averaging double figures, with junior guard Preston Eaton leading all scorers at 17.6 ppg. Eaton is also averaging nearly five rebounds and three assists per game.

Junior guard Chris Baker and junior forward Wesley Evans are contributing 11.9 and 11.4 ppg, respectively. Evans leads all Southern Virginia rebounders at nearly eight rebounds per game.

The Knights will look for a strong defensive effort to help get back on track.

 

About the Bobcats 

Frostburg State is averaging 65.7 points per game to their opponents' 82.8 and is shooting 37 percent from the field averaging 24.2 buckets per game. The Bobcats average 36 rebounds per game and are strong defensively with 8.2 steals per game and a total of 43 blocks for the year.

Jabari Kamau leads Frostburg with 13.4 points per game shooting 47 percent from the field and 68 percent from the stripe. He also leads the team in rebounds at 7.7 per game and nine blocks this season.

James Peters ranks second on the team averaging 10.7 ppg, while Nick Smoot contributes 9.8 ppg.