Spartans open back-to-back road tests

Spartans open back-to-back road tests

The 2016-17 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference campaign continues Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Game Details: Manchester University's clash at Bluffton University is set for a 7:30 p.m. start at the Sommer Center on BU's campus … Live statistics can be viewed via a link at, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics …The series is nearly dead even since 2004-05 with MU holding a slight 14-11 edge.

Spartan Shorts: Coach Gerad Good's squad has pieced together back-to-back HCAC victories to climb into a tie for sixth on the loop standings behind a 3-9 overall and 2-4 conference record … Due to a four-game stretch in which he's hitting better than 72 percent (72.7) from beyond the arc, sophomore guard/forward Evan Romie (Anna, Ohio) has jetted to the top of the league statistics in three-point shooting accuracy at 48 percent. Senior guard Tyler Alexander (Indianapolis, Ind.) is also in a statistical top five, as his 58.6 percent overall field goal accuracy is fifth-highest.  Sophomore guard Adrian Johnson (Indianapolis, Ind.) is among a top five, too, sitting third in steals (1.7 pg) … Senior guard Chase Casteel (Monrovia, Ind.), like many of his teammates, has seen averages and percentages rise during the current two-game win string. His eight three-point buckets, one of the top efforts from outside the arc in program history, in an 85-68 win over Rose-Hulman Jan. 7 are part of a roll in which he's averaging five made treys, 16 points, six and a half rebounds and two assists over his last two outings … Freshman guard Erik Bell (Evansville, Ind.) is in a similar vein over his last three appearances. His averages, in the stretch, are 11 points, seven assists, 1.3 steals and four rebounds.

Bluegrass Bash – The Black and Gold take their yearly trip to Lexington, Ky., for a league doubleheader against the Pioneers of Transylvania University Saturday, Jan. 14.

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