The 2013-14 regular season concludes Saturday Feb. 22, for Manchester University. MU's men host Hanover College.
Game specifics: Tip-off time is 3 p.m. … Live audio, statistics and video can be accessed at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics … Senior guard Jake Butler (South Bend, Ind.) will be recognized during the afternoon.
Spartan Shorts – Manchester University brings a 5-19 overall and 4-13 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference record into its season finale … The Black and Gold opened the last week of the season with a 73-46 loss at Defiance College of Ohio Feb. 19. Despite hitting at less than 25 percent from the field overall and going two-for-19 from outside the arc, they did receive a nine-point, five-rebound, two-steal game from sophomore guard Brady Dolezal (Tipton, Ind.) that led the squad in scoring and steals. Sophomore guard Matt Brown (Hobart, Ind.) came off the bench to score eight points, grab five rebounds and pick two steals as well, while sophomore forward Jarod Schrock (Logansport, Ind.) cemented himself in the conference's top five in blocked shots with three rejections of Yellowjacket attempts … Schrock equaled a single-game season high with his three blocks. He ended with the similar number against Defiance at home in December. He moved into third on the HCAC chart, as he averages one per game … Other top numbers on the current conference statistics' rankings belonged to junior guard Grant Newlin (Muncie, Ind.) (No. 12 – steals – one per game) and freshman guard Blake Brouwer (Elkhart, Ind.) (No. 15 – three-point field goal accuracy – 35.5 pct.) … The Spartans were in the top 60 of two NCAA Division III stat categories for games played through Feb. 16, ranking No. 52 in fewest personal fouls per game (16.4) and No. 56 in overall fewest fouls (378) … Hanover, with a home win in mid-January included, has won three straight in the series. The previous four seasons saw split decisions.