Franklin & Marshall at Johns Hopkins
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 | 8:00 PM
Series Record: F&M leads 63-41
In CC Action: F&M leads 36-19
Streak: JHU + 2
First Meeting: Jan. 8, 1947
Last F&M Victory: 63-59, Dec. 6, 2017 – Lancaster, Pa.
Last JHU Victory: 50-49, Feb. 23, 2018 – Swarthmore, Pa.
No. 17 Swarthmore at Franklin & Marshall
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M leads 78-26
In CC Action: F&M leads 38-5
Streak: F&M +1
First Meeting: March 17, 1904
Last F&M Victory: 53-51, Dec. 1, 2018 – Swarthmore, Pa.
Last SC Victory: 58-56, Feb. 17, 2018 – Swarthmore, Pa.
F&M holds a 63-41 mark in the overall record and Johns Hopkins and looks to use a 13-13 edge when playing in Baltimore to its advantage on Thursday.
The Diplomats close out the week hosting Swarthmore holding a 78-26 edge against the Garnet with a 21-1 record when playing at home.
The Diplomats ranked first in the Centennial and 35th nationwide with 9.5 steals per game. Ignas Slyka leads the way with 2.8 steals a contest, which ranks him first in the CC and 10th nationwide.
J.C. McGrath's six double-doubles heading into the week are the second most in the CC and rank him 80th nationwide.
Last Time We Met Johns Hopkins
F&M fell short in a heart-breaking 50-49 loss to Johns Hopkins in last year's CC semifinals on Feb. 23. Recap.
Matthew Tate led F&M with 15 points, hitting 5-for-8 from the floor. Brandon Federici had 13 and Lionel Owona finished with six points and five rebounds while Slyka recorded five points and four rebounds.
The Diplomats shot a scorching 65 percent (13-20) from the field in the second half, which included a 6-for-6 effort and 14 points from Kupa. For the game, Kupa led all players with 18 points on 7-of-11 from the floor. Matt Redhead tallied 10 total points, while McGrath added eight points, five rebounds and three steals.