Friday, January 26, 2018

No. 9 Lycoming Men's Basketball heads to Widener looking for sixth straight win

Junior T.J. Duckett and the Warriors head to Widener on Saturday.
(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - With a chance to reach 19 wins in the regular season for just the fourth time in program history, the Lycoming College men's basketball team will head to Widener University on Saturday, Jan. 27, for a MAC Commonwealth tilt.


The Warriors (18-1 overall, 9-1 MAC Commonwealth) hold a two-game lead in the MAC Commonwealth with six regular-season games remaining after a 68-57 win over Messiah on Jan. 24, where four players finished in double figures, led by 12 points from freshman Darius Dangerfield.

The Pride (9-9 overall, 2-7 MAC Commonwealth) posted an 81-57 win over Gallaudet in its last outing on Jan. 23. Senior Sam Smith led the team with 33 points and seven 3-pointers in the win. 

Warrior Notes
• The Warriors' magic number to clinch a playoff spot is two. With any combination of Lycoming wins and losses by Alvernia, it will clinch a fourth straight playoff berth.

• With 1,144 career points, senior Chris Wallace needs four more to pass Will Kelly (2007-11) for 23rd in program history.

• With five more rebounds, Wallace will become the 12th player in program history to grab 600 in a career.

• Senior Alex Newbold needs 12 more rebounds to become the 15th player in school history to post 1,000 career points and 500 rebounds.

• Newbold is 16th amongst active Division III players with 164 career steals and Wallace is 18th with 162.

• Junior T.J. Duckett needs 10 more points to reach 700 in his career.

• Duckett is the sixth player in school history to hit more than 40 3-pointers in three straight seasons.

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