MU takes to road, faces off with Hanover

MU takes to road, faces off with Hanover

A Saturday, Feb. 6, trip to Hanover College's Collier Arena is next on the docket for Manchester University.

Game details: Tipoff time is 3 p.m. … Live audio, statistics and video is available via a link at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: With five games remaining on the 2015-16 regular season slate, the Black and Gold (6-14 overall, 4-9 HCAC) is still a part of the postseason tournament picture. They're tied with the Panthers for seventh but just a game behind Defiance College for the sixth spot and just two removed from Mt. St. Joseph for fifth … A trio of players continue to be in the league's statistical top 10. Senior guard Katie Arterburn (Indianapolis, Ind.) has risen to fourth in three-point field goal accuracy (38.9 percent); fellow senior guard Justine Kruger (Francesville, Ind.) is tied for eighth in steals (1.7 per game); and sophomore forward Tori Christlieb (Culver, Ind.) is 10th in blocked shots (.7 per game). Christlieb is just off the pace in rebounding (5.9 – 11th) as is sophomore forward Samantha Bolen (Greenwood, Ind.) in free throw percentage (77.6 – 11th) … MU opened its week limiting HCAC leading and D3Hoops.com and Women's Basketball Coaches Association top 25 squad Bluffton University to under 60 points for just the third time this season in  a 59-41 home loss Feb. 3. Kruger guided the individual efforts with a team-high 11 points to go with five rebounds, two assists and a steal … Manchester University claimed the 2015-16 set opener with a 76-70 decision at home in early December. Close-knit contests between the two programs have been the norm of late with six of the last seven finals being decided by 10-points-or-less.

Anderson Series Resumes: MU's men host the Ravens at Stauffer-Wolfe Arena, while the women pay a visit to AU's O.C. Lewis Gymnasium for similar 7:30 p.m. start times Wednesday, Feb. 10.