Spartans begin back-to-back road tilts Saturday

Spartans begin back-to-back road tilts Saturday

The 2013-14 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference slate continues Saturday, Jan. 18. Manchester University faces off against Hanover College in a men's and women's doubleheader.

Game specifics: Tipoff time is 3 p.m. at HC's Horner Health and Recreation Center … Live statistics, audio and video can be accessed at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: The Black and Gold sports a 2-11 overall and 1-5 HCAC record … Junior forward Jon Thompson (Rushville, Ind.) continued his torrid offensive pace Jan. 15 since getting back into the Manchester University line-up, dropping in 26 points in an 81-71 loss to Anderson University. He takes a run of six successive double figure scoring games into the trip to Hanover which includes being at-or-above 20 points four times. Thompson's effect has been felt throughout the statistics' line, as he's led the team in scoring three of the last four games and topped it in rebounding twice and one time each in steals and blocked shots in the span … Sophomore forward Jarod Schrock (Logansport, Ind.) is keeping his spot in the HCAC's blocked shot top five. With two against AU earlier in the week, his average is at nine-tenths a game … Hanover claimed both ends of last year's series edition. The previous four seasons had been splits.

On the Horizon: A road game against Bluffton University of Ohio closes the first half of the conference campaign Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Spartans topped on road
February 19, 2014 Spartans topped on road
Spartans stopped at AU
February 12, 2014 Spartans stopped at AU
MU concludes 2-0 HCAC week
January 25, 2014 MU concludes 2-0 HCAC week
Hanover upends Spartans
January 19, 2014 Hanover upends Spartans
Earlham rallies past MU
December 7, 2013 Earlham rallies past MU
MU toppled in HCAC opener
December 4, 2013 MU toppled in HCAC opener
MU set for HCAC-MIAA Challenge
November 21, 2013 MU set for HCAC-MIAA Challenge
Kalamazoo holds off Spartans
November 21, 2013 Kalamazoo holds off Spartans
Ripon holds off Black and Gold
November 17, 2013 Ripon holds off Black and Gold