Men’s Basketball vs. York College (Pa.) Preview

Men’s Basketball vs. York College (Pa.) Preview

By Laura Tome


Game Information

Southern Virginia University (3-7) vs. York College of Pennsylvania (2-12, 1-6 CAC)

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014
Start Time: 3 pm
Place: Knight Sports Arena (Buena Vista, Va.)
Series History: First ever meeting
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About the Knights

The Knights are looking for their fourth win of the season as they return home to The Barn this Saturday. The most recent loss for Southern Virginia came at Frostburg State (1-13, 0-6 CAC), a 77-67 defeat on Wednesday night. Junior guards Preston Eaton and Chris Baker earned over half the points for the Knights that game with 21 and 19, respectively.

Eaton leads the team in offense with 17.9 ppg and will look to exceed his current record of 28 points in a game. Eaton is bound to contribute defensively as he currently leads the team with 2.3 steals per game and is second in average rebounds with 5.1.

Junior forward Wesley Evans is a key player on defense and offense as he leads the team in rebounds with 7.4 per game and has a team-high 44.7 percent shooting from the field.


About the Spartans

The Spartans are currently last in the Capital Athletic Conference standings with a 0-6 record.

Two key Spartans are senior forward Matt McNeely and senior guard Mike Mathews. Offensively, McNeely is averaging 12.1 ppg while shooting a team high of 52.1 percent from the field. Senior guard Mike Mathews does not trail far behind with an average of 11.2 ppg and shoots 44.5 percent from the field.

Defensively, McNeely and Mathews lead the team with 7.7 and 5.2 rebounds per game, respectively. Freshman guard Joey Feinberg is another defensive contributor, leading the team with 1.1 steals per game.