Transylvania clash next for Spartans

Transylvania clash next for Spartans

Manchester University's men begin a three-game road trip Saturday, Jan. 13.

Game details: Tip-off time is 3 p.m. at Transylvania University's Clive M. Beck Center in Lexington, Ky. … Live audio, statistics and video can be viewed via links at, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics … The Black and Gold swept last year's series, part of a recent stretch in which they've won nine of 16 against the Pioneers.

Spartan Shorts: Junior guard Adrian Johnson's 20th straight double-figure scoring total, accomplished in an 83-77 loss at the hands of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Anderson University Jan. 10, is something the Indianapolis, Ind., native won't soon forget. He tallied 36 points, marking his third 30-point-plus total in a Black and Gold uniform, grabbed seven rebounds, picked off three steals and dished off an assist. He was a complicated chore for the Raven defense at Stauffer-Wolfe Arena whether it be from inside or outside the arc, hitting a better than 59 percent clip overall and just under 70 percent from three-point range. Johnson also made hay at the free throw line, going a perfect eight-for-eight … The junior's big home evening moved him into No. 16 on the program's all-time points list (1200), just six shy of the top 15. It kept him second in the league in scoring, too, trailing only AU's Trevor Lucas, one of his mid-week counterparts (21.9-20.7 ppg) … Another Class of 2019 member, forward Justin Lukens (Herrin, Ill.) also kept the scoreboard glowing Wednesday, recording his second Spartans' double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds. He also managed to dish off three assists … Senior forward/center Enis Becirevic (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and junior guard Allen Jones (Chicago, Ill.) weren't far off double digits against the league rivals. Becirevic scored nine points and registered five rebounds in 20 minutes, and Jones canned a pair of threes in the Spartans' second-half comeback as part of eight points and four rebounds.

First Half Concludes: MU takes an eastern trek to Bluffton University's Copeland Court inside the Sommer Center Wednesday, Jan. 17. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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