Men's Basketball at No. 15 Mary Washington Preview

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Southern Virginia University (3-7) vs. No. 15 University of Mary Washington (13-2, 7-1 CAC)

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Start Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Anderson Center (Fredericksburg, Va.)
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About the Knights

The Knights hit the road to Fredericksburg, Va., to face No. 15 Mary Washington (13-2, 7-1 CAC) and look to bounce back from Monday's 81-72 loss at Salisbury. This will be the Knights' second of three games for the week. Despite four of the Knights scoring in double digits and shooting 92.3 percent from the free-throw line, Southern Virginia could not make up for the difference in overall shooting percentage.

Junior guard Preston Eaton continues to lead the team in offense with 204 points on the year for an average of 17.0 ppg. He also has the most offensive rebounds at 31 and is second in steals with 24.

Fellow guard Chris Baker will continue to be a force on the court as he is shooting 78.4 percent from the charity stripe and has the most assists (48) and second-most defensive rebounds (41).

Freshman Michael Price contributes both offensively and defensively as he currently holds the second-best field goal percentage (.474) and leads the team in steals at 27. Junior forward Wesley Evans continues to dominate on defense as he leads the team in defensive rebounds with 68 as well as blocks with 11.

 

About the Eagles

The Eagles are currently first in the Capital Athletic Conference standings with a 7-1 record and have an overall record of 13-2. The Eagles' single conference loss was to the CAC's second-place team, Wesley. Wesley went down to the wire to defeat the Eagles, 68-67.

Three Eagles, senior forward Dylan Fainet (17.4), senior guard Bradley Riester (16.6) and junior guard Taylor Johnson (14.2), are averaging in double digits each game. Riester leads his team from the line at 81.2 percent.  Johnson has the second highest free throw percentage at 75.8 percent, while Farinet has the third-best free throw percentage at 75 percent.

All three make significant defensive contributions, as well. Farinet leads his team in defensive rebounds with 70 and has the second-most steals with 24. Riester follows behind with 66 rebounds and Johnson has the second-most steals at 24. Senior guard Dom Morra leads the team in steals with 33 and assists with 57.