Spartans Host Rival Ravens in Home Finale Tonight

Spartans Host Rival Ravens in Home Finale Tonight

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester University men's basketball team will host rival Anderson tonight in a critical Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game.  The Spartans and Ravens are both battling for playoff berths as the regular season winds down.  Tonight's game will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Stauffer-Wolfe Arena.

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Manchester News & Notes

* The Spartans will look to get back into the win column tonight after dropping their past two contests. MU dropped an 85-78 decision on Monday night at Franklin College.
* Manchester has posted an overall record of 9-12 this season.  MU sits in a tie with Franklin for sixth-place in the HCAC standings with a league mark of 6-8.
* Adrian Johnson still leads the conference with 5.2 assists per game and ranks second in scoring with 19.9 points per game.
* On Monday, freshman forward Nathan Carbaugh nearly posted his first career double-double, finishing with 13 points and nine rebounds against the Grizzlies.  Carbaugh leads the Spartans in field goal shooting, making 66.2 (49-74) percent of his shots this season.

Anderson News & Notes

* The Ravens are coming off a huge win this past weekend.  Anderson knocked off league-leading Hanover 79-74 at home on Saturday afternoon.
* AU will bring a record of 8-13, 7-7 HCAC to North Manchester tonight. 
* Anderson clipped the Spartans 82-71 earlier this season.
* Senior Cole Hartman is the team's leading scorer at 14.4 ppg.

Noteworthy

* The 2018 Manchester Spartana HCAC Crouss Country Championship team will be honored tonight at halftime.  The women's cross country program has won three conference titles in the past four years.
* Manchester will also welcome back and honor John Kimmel.  Kimmel was a an all-Americna and National Champion in track and field and was named to the HCAC all-Decade Team this past fall.
* Also at halftime for students, there will be a free throw shooting competition for a chance to win Fort Wayne Mad Ants tickets.