Fresh off a home-opening 84-75 win over Olivet College of Michigan, Manchester University steps back again on the Stan C. Weller floor honoring Coaches Wolfe and Hoffman court inside Stauffer-Wolfe Arena Saturday, Nov. 21.
Game details: Tipoff between the Spartans and visiting Indiana University – Northwest RedHawks is 5 p.m. … Live audio, statistics and video are available via a link at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.
Spartan Shorts: Three MU players wound up in double figures Nov. 18 helping send the Black and Gold to victory. Senior guard Brady Dolezal (Tipton, Ind.) fired in 22 points, which included an impressive 13-of-19 effort from the free throw line; freshman guard Adrian Johnson (Indianapolis, Ind.) continued a strong first week in a Manchester University uniform tallying 17 points to go with a team-high five steals; and sophomore forward/center Enis Becirevic (Fort Wayne, Ind.) came off the bench to total 15 points. Coach Gerad Good's team, improving to 1-1, held a 43-34 edge on the glass, too, with junior guard Blake Brouwer (Elkhart, Ind.) grabbing 12 rebounds to add to a line that included seven points and three blocked shots … In other individual statistical notes, Dolezal recorded his ninth 20-point-plus career effort. It was the second in his last three games dating back to the end of 2014-15, and Brouwer's 12 boards were a personal single-game high and the second time he's grabbed 10-or-more. Along team lines, the 28-of-40 free throw total for the Black and Gold marked the most made and attempted charity shots in a game since the 2011-12 campaign … MU, winning the program's 10th consecutive home-opening game, brought the crowd inside Stauffer-Wolfe Arena to its feet early and often. After trailing 8-4 in the opening moments, an 8-0 run gave the Spartans a lead they would relinquish just once. The advantage expanded to as much as 10 late in the first half before the Comets rallied back and trimmed the margin to four at the break (41-37). Olivet continued to battle in the opening portion of the second half, eventually holding a 66-65 edge with 9:36 to play before the Spartans went on an 11-2 run and didn't look back.
Home Stand Finale: The Black and Gold hosts Calvin College out of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tuesday, Nov. 24. Tipoff is 8 p.m. and is part of a doubleheader with the MU and Calvin women's teams.