Key league road trip starts Wednesday

Key league road trip starts Wednesday

Contests against Bluffton University are next on Manchester University's 2015-16 men's and women's basketball schedules.

Game details: Tipoff time is 7:30 p.m. at BU's Karl H. Weaner Center … Live statistics and video are available at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: Despite a hard-fought 74-69 loss at the hands of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference leading Mt. St. Joseph Jan. 30, the Spartans (10-9 overall, 7-5 conference) are tied with Anderson University for fifth and only a game out of a three-way tie for second between Hanover College, Defiance College and Rose-Hulman on the close-knit standings … Senior forward Matt Brown (Hobart, Ind.) takes a string of three consecutive double-digit scoring games on the road. Seeing his season average climb a full point in the run (10.7-11.7), he added to it with his second 20-point-plus effort of the year last weekend by tallying 22 against MSJ. Brown joins fellow senior guard Brady Dolezal (Tipton, Ind.) (13.3 ppg) and freshman guard Adrian Johnson (Indianapolis, Ind.) (18.5 ppg) in leading the team's scoring category … Brown and Johnson, along with junior guard Blake Brouwer (Elkhart, Ind.), rank among the conference's statistical top five. Brown continues to hold court as the three-point field goal percentage leader (54) as does Johnson in steals (1.8 pg). The freshman is also third in scoring, and Brouwer has the same listing in blocked shots (.9 pg) … With a 67-62 January home decision included, Manchester University has a 14-10 series edge against Bluffton since 2004-05.

Hanover Trip: MU's men and women take a southern sojourn Saturday, Feb. 6, for 3 and 5 p.m. start times.