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Weekly Preview: Men’s Basketball Looks To Build On Double OT Win

Weekly Preview: Men’s Basketball Looks To Build On Double OT Win

Men's Basketball at Clark

Worcester, Mass.

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

7:00pm

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Men's Basketball vs WPI

Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

1:00pm

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BOSTON - The Emerson Men's basketball team will travel to take on the Clark Cougars before welcoming the WPI Engineers to the Brown & Plofker Gym on Saturday, looking to build on their double overtime victory vs Springfield this past Saturday.

RECAPPING LAST WEEK

  • Emerson rebounded from a tough loss on Wednesday against Wheaton, defeating the Springfield College Pride in double overtime, 95-93.
  • The Lions were led by Geoffrey Gray (Newton, Mass.) who totaled 25 points, and Zach Waterhouse (Hampton, N.H.) who added 20.  
  • Waterhouse connoted on 4-8 of his three point attempts.

LIONS IN THE NEWMAC

  • Gray and Jack O'Connor (Newport, R.I.) stay in second and third place in scoring in the conference after the past week.  Gray is number two with 20.2 points per game and O'Connor is number three with 19.6.
  • Gray also stayed at number two in the conference with 9.1 rebounds per game.  Freshman Jarred Houston (Norwood, Mass.) is also a top rebounder in the conference, grabbing 7.7 per game which is good for number five.
  • Houston's 56.3% field goal percentage is good for number for in the conference.
  • Waterhouse is just outside the top five in three point percentage, converting 41.3 percent of his shots, good for number six.  He also sits at number 7 in points per game with 16.6.

SCOUTING THE COUGARS

  • Emerson won the first matchup with the Cougars in January, defeating them at home with a final score of 86-81.
  • Clark has three players averaging double figures, led by Tyler Davern who has scored 15.1 per game.  Brendan Kittredge and Biko Gayman average 13.1 and 12.4 respectively.
  • Davern leads the team with six rebounds per game, and Kittredge is close behind with 5.7 per game.
  • Gayman controls the offense, assisting on five Cougar baskets per game while Davern leads the team with 0.6 blocks per game.

SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS

  • WPI edged out at home against Emerson in the first meeting, defeating the Lions by a final score of 65-63.
  • WPI has three players averaging double figures, with Reid Walker leading the way with 14.2 points per game. Garrett Stephenson and Kahleb Downing average 12.8 and 10.8 points respectively.
  • Stephenson is the leading rebounder and blocker for the Engineers, grabbing 6.7 rebounds per game and one block per game.
  • WPI is strong defensively, with three players averaging more than one steal per game.  Walker averages the most with 1.9 per game. As a team they average 7.4 per game. 

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