Men's Basketball at Penn State Harrisburg Preview

Men's Basketball at Penn State Harrisburg Preview

Game Information

Southern Virginia University (4-13) vs. Penn State Harrisburg (7-13, 4-8 CAC)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014
Start Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Middletown, Pa.
Live Stats 
Live Streaming: Not Available


Last Meeting  

The Knights last faced Penn State Harrisburg at home on Jan. 8, 2014, claiming their first Capital Athletic Conference victory, 79-76. The Knights were neck-in-neck with the Lions throughout the game. After coming back from a 15-point deficit, the Lions took the Knights into overtime where the Knights capitalized on points from the free-throw line for the win.

The Knights shot 58.6 percent from the free-throw line, 38.1 percent on threes and 44.3 percent from the field. The Knights out-rebounded the Lions 41-32 and had 13 second-chance points.

Junior guard Preston Eaton tied a career-high 28 points, and was 7-9 on free throws, 5-7 from the arc and 8-15 from the field.  Junior forward Wesley Evans added 14 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman guard Marquese Daniels led the Lions with a career-high 22 points and shot 46.7 percent from the field.

About the Knights

Eaton leads the Knights with an average of 16.4 ppg. Eaton tied a career high of 28 points previously against the Lions. He is also averaging 4.9 rebounds and shoots 75 percent from the free-throw line, 41.7 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from three-point range.

Junior guard Chris Baker trails with 12.4 ppg, and leads the team from the stripe at 80 percent. Evans contributes 10.1 ppg, shoots 43.8 percent from the field and leads the team with 6.4 rebounds per game.

Sophomore center Ben Canaveri and senior forward Kenrick Hart shoot nearly 50 percent from the field and contribute 4.2 and 3.5 rebounds per game, respectively.

The Knights will look to have more ball control to reduce turnovers and convert their shots to sweep the Lions this season.

About the Lions

The Lions are averaging 62 points per game and shoot 41.2 percent from the field. As a team they shoot 30 percent on three-pointers and 64.3 percent from the free- throw line. They average 6.8 steals per game and 30.4 rebounds per game.

Senior guard Will Doyle leads the Lions with 15.1 ppg and shoots 84.8 percent from the line. He shoots 40.6 percent from the field and nearly 40 percent from the three-point line.

Senior forward Kenny Stone averages 9.2 ppg, shoots 52.5 percent from the field and 60.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Junior guard Joey Farthing leads the team with a total of 96 rebounds, 16 blocks and 41 steals. Farthing contributes an average of 8.0 ppg and shoots 72 percent from the stripe and 46.8 percent from the field.