Diplomats Face Hopkins & Albright; Ranked in Top-25 - Week 4 Game Notes

Diplomats Face Hopkins & Albright; Ranked in Top-25 - Week 4 Game Notes

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Game 8
Johns Hopkins at Franklin & Marshall
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 | 8:00 p.m.

Live Video (HD) | Live Stats

Series Record: F&M leads 62-39
In CC Action: F&M leads 35-18
Streak: JHU +3
First Meeting: Jan. 8, 1947
Last F&M Victory: 63-60, Jan. 14, 2016 – Baltimore, Md.
Last JHU Victory: 67-57, Feb. 8, 2017 – Lancaster, Pa.

Game 9
Franklin & Marshall at Albright
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.

Live Stats

Series Record: F&M 56-46
Streak: F&M +5
First Meeting: Jan. 16, 1915 (F&M 46-30)
Last F&M Victory: 67-58, Dec. 10, 2016 – Lancaster, Pa.
Last AC Victory: 70-53, Dec. 9, 2000 – Reading, Pa.

Series History: The Diplomats start out the week with a matchup against Johns Hopkins for the 102nd meeting. F&M holds a 62-39 all-time record, including a 35-18 mark in CC action, but the Blue Jays have won the previous three matchups heading into the game.

F&M takes on Albright for the 103rd time since the two teams first faced each other in 1915. The Diplomats hold a 55-47 record, including victories in 16 of the last 18 contests dating back to 1985. The Lions and Diplomats squared off yearly while both were members of the Middle Atlantic Conference, and rekindled the rivalry three years ago after a 13-year hiatus.

Top-25: F&M cracked the D3hoop.com Top-25 in the latest poll released on Monday. The Diplomats are ranked 25th and join Swarthmore (14th) as the only two Centennial schools ranked. Full list.

Among the Leaders: Heading into the week, Brandon Federici leads the Conference with 21.7 points per game while Ignas Slyka and Matthew Tate are first and third with 18 and 16 steals, respectively. Matt Groll sits fourth with 8.4 boards a game and leads the CC with three double-double performances this season.

F&M Last Week: F&M started out Centennial action strong with two victories last week. The Diplomats downed Ursinus 77-69 (Recap) on Thursday, before taking down Haverford 83-56 (Recap) on Saturday.

Ignas Slyka led all scorers with 28 points, hitting 11-for-21 from the floor and ended the game with five boards against Ursinus. Brandon Federici went 9-for-12 from the line to tally 21 points, and Matt Groll ended with 12 points and 10 boards for his third double-double of the season.

Brandon Federici led all scorers with 21 points and added six rebounds against Haverford. J.C. McGrath added 13, and Ignas Slyka chipped in 11. Justin Kupa added 10 and Jerry Ben netted six for the Diplomats.

Last Time We Met Hopkins: Franklin & Marshall's second-half comeback bid fell just short as the Diplomats dropped a 67-57 contest to Johns Hopkins last season on Feb. 8. Recap.

Brandon Federici finished with a game-high 17 points while Jared Wright netted 12 points with four assists. J.C. McGrath had 11 points with seven boards for the Diplomats.

Kyle Doran paced Hopkins with 23, and Michael Gardner ended with 15.

Last Time We Met Albright: Franklin & Marshall outscored Albright 43-27 in the second half en route to a 67-58 victory over the Lions last season. Recap.

Julius Stoma paced the Diplomats with 15 points and 12 boards while Lionel Owona ended the day with 15 points and nine rebounds. Hunter Eggers netted 12 and Federici finished the game with 11 points. Jared Wright hauled in six boards, scored five points and handed out three assists for the Diplomats.

Brandon Lindsay was the only Lion in double figures with 12 points.

F&M held a 44-36 edge on the glass and converted 15 turnovers into 22 points.