Spartans take to road for final time this season

Spartans take to road for final time this season

The final week of the 2013-14 regular season opens Wednesday, Feb. 19, for Manchester University. MU's men make the eastern trek for a clash at Defiance College of Ohio's Karl Weaner Center.

Game specifics: Tip-off time is 7:30 p.m. … Live audio, statistics and video can be accessed at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: Manchester University takes a 5-18 overall and 4-12 league record on the road … A 92-63 loss to the College of Mt. St. Joseph in their most recent game Feb. 15 was highlighted by four players tallying scoring double figures. Junior forward Jon Thompson (Rushville, Ind.), hitting the mark for the 10th time in the last 13 contests, led the quartet with 13 points. Sophomore guard Brady Dolezal (Tipton, Ind.), who was also part of the group, scored 10 points to run his string of successive double-figure games to 11 … Sophomore forward Jarod Schrock (Logansport, Ind.) and junior guard Grant Newlin (Muncie, Ind.) top MU's rankings on the current Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference statistics report. Schrock is tied for fourth in blocked shots, averaging nine-tenths a game, while Newlin is just outside the top 10 in steals with a 1.1 per game average … Defiance has won four in a row in the series, including a 67-48 road decision in early December, with MU's last win occurring at home in 2011-12.

Regular Season Finale: Hanover College visits North Manchester for Senior Day 2014 Saturday, Feb. 22. Game times are 1 p.m. for the women and 3 p.m. for the men.