Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 | 8:00 p.m.
No. 22 Franklin & Marshall at Muhlenberg
Series Record: F&M 84-61
In CC Action: F&M leads 34-13
Streak: F&M +12
Last F&M Victory: 80-63, Feb 4, 2017 – Lancaster, Pa.
Last MC Victory: 60-58, Feb. 4, 2012 – Allentown, Pa.
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.
No. 22 Franklin & Marshall at Washington
Series Record: F&M leads 48-16
In CC Action: F&M leads 33-10
Streak: F&M +4
First Meeting: Feb. 12, 1924
Last F&M Victory: 74-63, Feb. 11, 2017 – Chestertown, Md.
Last WC Victory: 81-80 (OT), Feb. 7, 2015 – Chestertown, Md.
Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.
No. 9 Swarthmore at No. 22 Franklin & Marshall | 3:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M leads 76-25
In CC Action: F&M leads 36-4
Streak: F&M +9
First Meeting: March 17, 1904
Last F&M Victory: 93-66, Feb 18, 2017 - Lancaster, Pa.
Last SC Victory: 73-63 (OT), Feb. 9, 2013 – Swarthmore, Pa.
Series History: F&M and Muhlenberg square off for the 126th time tonight. F&M leads the series 84-61. The Diplomats won the previous 12 meetings, dating back to 2012 and hold a 34-13 series advantage in CC play.
F&M travels to Washington on Thursday to face the Shoremen for the 65th time. The Diplomats lead 48-16 in the all-time series and hold a 33-10 advantage in CC play.
The Garnet and Diplomats have squared off on 102 previous occasions, with F&M holding a 76-25 lead, including victories in the last nine meetings. The Diplomats dominate with a 36-4 mark in CC action and have won the last 11 games -- dating back to 2007 -- against the Garnet in the Mayser Center.
Among the Leaders: Heading into the week, Brandon Federici leads the Conference with 22.4 points per game while Ignas Slyka and Matthew Tate are first and third with 29 and 22 steals. Matt Groll leads the CC with three double-double performances this season.
Records Watch: Brandon Federici enters the week with his sights set on multiple program and conference career records.
⁃ He currently ranks second with 265 threes — school record is owned by Jackiem Wright '05 with 266; CC record is 306 by Dennis Stanton (Ursinus).
⁃ He is third with 1,781 points — F&M record is 1,932 by Georgio Milligan '12; CC mark is 1,973 by Nick Shattuck (Ursinus).
⁃ His 594 field goals are sixth with James McNally '11 holding the school mark at 706. Shattuck holds the CC mark at 754.
D3hoops Rankings: Franklin & Marshall made its way back into the D3hoops.com Top 25 this week. The Diplomats jumped to No. 22 after being unranked for the previous three weeks. Swarthmore, ranked ninth, is the only other CC team in the poll. Click here to see the full poll.
Federici hit 10-of-20 from the floor, including seven triples for his 34 points to go along with a game-high three steals. Matthew Tate netted 20 on 8-for-14 shooting, and J.C. McGrath finished with nine points and seven rebounds. Lionel Owona contributed seven off the bench with six boards.
Owen McLeod paced Muhlenberg with 14 points off the bench, and Jeaniee Baez added 13 for the Mules.
F&M outshot Muhlenberg 47-42-percent, held a slight 31-30 edge on the boards and scored 22 points off of turnovers.
McGrath hit 7-of-12 from the floor to finish with 17 points. He also grabbed seven rebounds. Tate scored 17 off the bench, and Brandon Federici netted 14. Hunter Eggers finished with 11 while Jared Wright handed out eight assists to go along with his six points.
James Drury had a game-high 21 for Washington and was the only Shoremen in double-figures.
Rebounds were even at 33-33 and F&M converted 21 turnovers into 23 points.
McGrath hit 10-for-10 from the floor for his game-high 24 points to go along with nine boards. Slyka hit 8-of-13 shots and ended with 21 while Brandon Federici netted 12. Eggers chipped in 11 and Wright tallied nine for F&M.
Cam Wiley had 16, and Chris Bourne ended the day with 15 for Swarthmore.
F&M outshot Swarthmore 62-46 percent and converted 14 turnovers into 25 points.