F&M Aiming to Bounce Back - Week 9 Game Notes

F&M Aiming to Bounce Back - Week 9 Game Notes

Game 20
Gettysburg at Franklin & Marshall
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 | 7:00 PM

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Series Record: GC leads 115-110
In CC Action: F&M leads 39-18
Streak: GC +1
First Meeting: Feb. 2, 1903
Last F&M Victory: 79-53, Jan. 25, 2018 – Lancaster, Pa.
Last GC Victory: 84-71, Nov. 20, 2018 – Gettysburg, Pa.

Game 21
Franklin & Marshall at Washington
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.

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Series Record: F&M leads 50-17
In CC Action: F&M leads 35-11
Streak: WC +1
First Meeting: Feb. 12, 1924
Last F&M Victory: 65-59, Feb. 10, 2018 – Lancaster, Pa.
Last WC Victory: 45-42, Jan. 8, 2019 – Lancaster, Pa.

Series History
Franklin & Marshall is set to host rival Gettysburg for the 226th meeting, dating back to the opening matchup in 1903. The Bullets secured a win at home to open the 2018-19 series but the Diplomats maintain a 39-18 edge in Centennial Conference (CC) play.

On Saturday, F&M travels to Chestertown, Md. looking to improve on a 50-17 all-time record against Washington. The Shoremen also claimed the first win in this year's series after stunning the Diplomats at home, but the previous six contests before that game all went F&M's way.

The Diplomats ranked first in the Centennial and 45th nationwide with 9.1 steals per game. Ignas Slyka leads the way with 2.53 steals a contest, ranking him first in the CC and 21st nationwide.

Stringent Defense
F&M's defense has been its calling card throughout the 2018-19 season as the Diplomats place second in the Centennial and 13th in the country in fewest points per game allowed at 63.4.

J.C. McGrath's six double-doubles heading into the week are the second most in the CC and rank him 97th nationwide.

Last Time We Met Gettysburg
Gettysburg went on a late 10-2 second-half run to capture an 84-71 victory over F&M on Nov. 20th. Recap.

Justin Kupa finished with 18 points, hitting 6-for-12 from the floor, while Matt Redhead and Ignas Slyka both ended with 13 points. J.C. McGrath ended with a double-double, pulling down 11 boards to go along with 10 points.

Last Time We Met Washington
Washington's Alex Lewis hit a three with 1.4 seconds left to deliver a 45-42 win over F&M on Jan. 8th. Recap.

J.C. McGrath finished with a double-double, pulling down 11 rebounds and scoring 10 points. Justin Kupa netted 10 and Les Thomas finished seven points and four steals.