No. 20 Franklin & Marshall at Johns Hopkins
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M leads 63-39
In CC Action: F&M leads 36-18
Streak: F&M + 1
First Meeting: Jan. 8, 1947
Last F&M Victory: 63-59, Dec. 6, 2017 – Lancaster, Pa.
Last JHU Victory: 67-57, Feb. 8, 2017 – Lancaster, Pa.
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.
Washington at No. 20 Franklin & Marshall
Series Record: F&M leads 49-16
In CC Action: F&M leads 34-10
Streak: F&M +5
First Meeting: Feb. 12, 1924
Last F&M Victory: 82-73, Jan. 11, 2018 – Chestertown, Md.
Last WC Victory: 81-80 (OT), Feb. 7, 2015 – Chestertown, Md.
Series History: The Diplomats start out the week with a matchup against Johns Hopkins for the 103rd meeting. F&M holds a 63-39 all-time record, including a 36-18 mark in CC action. F&M won the first meeting earlier this season by breaking Hopkins' three-game winning streak.
F&M hosts Washington on Saturday to face the Shoremen for the 66th time. The Diplomats lead 49-16 in the all-time series and hold a 34-10 advantage in CC play. The Diplomats enter the game with an active five-game streak with a victory earlier this year.
CC POTW: Matthew Tate was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week, announced by the league office on Monday. The honor was the first for Tate in his career and the third for a member of the F&M basketball team this season.
Tate averaged 28.0 points, 4.0 assists and 4.0 steals in a 2-0 week for the Diplomats. The senior guard poured in a career-high 35 points in the 80-77 win against Ursinus and followed that with a 21-point, eight-assist and three-steal stat line in the come-from-behind 77-70 win against Muhlenberg. Tate shot 59.3 percent from the floor, including 66.7 percent (8-12) from beyond the arc.
Among the Leaders: Heading into the week, Brandon Federici leads the Conference with 21.1 points per game and 68 triples while Ignas Slyka and Matthew Tate are first and second with 2.6 and 2.4 steals per game. J.C. McGrath is tied for first with four double-doubles this season.
Records Watch: Brandon Federici enters the week with two career records already reset with a few more in his sights. Last week, he reset the school scoring with 1,956 points and enters the week just 18 shy of the Centennial Conference scoring record set in 2008 by Nick Shattuck (1,973) from Ursinus. He is also closing in on the program field goal record (651) held by James McNally '11 at 706. Shattuck holds the CC mark at 754.
D3hoops.com: F&M moved up three spots in this week's D3hoops.com poll. The Diplomats are ranked 20th, joining Swarthmore (11th) as the only two CC schools ranked. Click here to see the full poll.
Last Time We Met Hopkins: No. 25 Franklin & Marshall outscored Johns Hopkins 40-19 in the second half to erase a 15-point halftime deficit and defeat the Blue Jays 65-59 earlier this season on Dec. 6. Click here to read the full recap.
Federici finished with a season-high 30 points, shooting 12-for-18 from the floor to go along with five boards and four assists. Matthew Tate hit 5-for-5 from the line and ended with 12 points and six helpers and Matt Groll finished the game with eight points and seven boards. Lionel Owona added six points and four steals for the Diplomats.
Last Time We Met Washington: No. 22 Franklin & Marshall picked up an 82-73 victory over Washington on Jan. 11. Click here for the full recap.
Brandon Federici hit 10-for-10 from the stripe and netted 8-for-18 from the floor to lead all scorers with 31. Ignas Slyka had 16 points and five assists and J.C. McGrath netted 13 and pulled down a career-high 22 rebounds.