Two of the highest 25 ranked groups in NCAA Division II will play this week at Jason Health club.
Up first for the Lincoln males’s basketball group is a rematch in opposition to the Northwest Missouri Bearcats, who’re ranked No. 3 within the NABC Division II High 25 ballot. Tip-off for the lads’s sport of tonight’s doubleheader is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Northwest Missouri, which additionally obtained two of the 16 first-place votes within the ballot, enters the sport with a 10-1 file atop the MIAA standings. The Bearcats’ lone loss was an 84-82 time beyond regulation defeat Jan. 7 at residence in opposition to Washburn.
Since then, Northwest Missouri has received its final 5 video games, together with a 90-68 victory final Saturday in opposition to Central Oklahoma.
Of their Dec. 5 assembly at Maryville, Northwest Missouri — then ranked No. 1 — routed Lincoln 84-54.
Main the Bearcats is Ryan Hawkins, a 6-foot-7 senior ahead who averages 20.6 factors and eight.1 rebounds per sport. Hawkins was named the MIAA participant of the week Monday, averaging 26.5 factors and 11 rebounds in two video games final week.
Northwest Missouri, which averages 80.4 factors per sport, has 4 gamers averaging 10 or extra factors per sport. Trevor Hudgins, a 6-0 junior guard, is behind Hawkins with 19.3 factors per sport and averages 5.7 assists.
Diego Bernard, a 6-0 junior guard, and Wes Dreamer, a 6-7 sophomore ahead, common 13.0 and 10.1 factors, respectively.
Lincoln (7-3) has received 5 of its final six video games, together with a 91-76 victory final Saturday in opposition to Northeastern State. The Blue Tigers are 6-1 at residence this season and are at the moment fourth within the MIAA standings.
Derrick Woods, a 6-5 junior ahead switch from Arkansas-Monticello, leads Lincoln in scoring, averaging 20 factors per sport in two contests since becoming a member of the roster final week.
Quinton Drayton, a 6-4 junior guard, is averaging 18.1 factors per sport for the Blue Tigers, whereas Sevon Witt, a 6-8 junior ahead, is subsequent with 16.4 factors to go together with a team-high 8.9 rebounds per sport. Witt missed each video games final week for Lincoln, however he’s anticipated to return for tonight’s sport.
Drayton, who averaged 26.5 factors in final week’s two video games, was named the Black Faculty Sports activities Community small college males’s basketball participant of the week.
Additionally scoring in double figures this season for the Blue Tigers — who’re averaging 76.1 factors per sport — are 6-1 senior guard Cameron Potts (10.8) and 5-11 junior guard Yaniel Vidal (10.6).
Northwest Missouri has received the final 13 conferences within the all-time collection, holding a 54-30 lead. Lincoln final defeated the Bearcats on Dec. 18, 2015, in a 79-74 win at Jason Health club.
The Blue Tigers will wrap up a four-game homestand Saturday after they host No. 23 Missouri Western. Sport time is ready for 3 p.m.
Tonight’s doubleheader begins at 5:30 p.m. with the ladies’s sport, as Lincoln seems to be for its first win of the season.
Northwest Missouri (4-7) has misplaced 5 of its final six video games, together with a 61-51 determination final Saturday in opposition to Central Oklahoma.
The Bearcats common 54.9 factors per sport. They’re led by Molly Hartnett, a 5-9 freshman guard who’s averaging 13.9 factors per sport.
Additionally scoring in double figures for Northwest Missouri are Jaelyn Haggard, a 5-5 senior guard, with 10.4 factors per sport, and Emma Atwood, a 5-10 freshman guard/ahead, with 10.3 factors. Nonetheless, Atwood has not performed because the Dec. 5 sport in opposition to the Blue Tigers.
In that assembly in Maryville, Northwest Missouri received 85-55, the one time the Bearcats have scored greater than 70 factors in a contest this season.
Lincoln (0-12) is coming off an 89-79 double-overtime loss final Saturday to Northeastern State.
The Blue Tigers, who’re averaging 65 factors per sport, are led by Niyah Jackson, a 5-5 sophomore guard who’s averaging 14.8 factors per sport. She has scored in double figures in 11 of Lincoln’s 12 sport.
AJ Bradley, a 5-3 freshman guard, is subsequent within the scoring column for Lincoln with 12.3 factors per sport.
Within the girls’s collection, Northwest Missouri holds a 39-10 lead, successful the final three matchups. The Blue Tigers final defeated the Bearcats 64-51 on Feb. 9, 2019, at Jason Health club.