LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- It was a busy first full week of SCAC men’s basketball with all nine teams in action led by Johnson & Wales posting a perfect 2-0 record at the Tiger Tip-Off Tournament to open the season.
The Wildcats opened the weekend with a four-point victory over Wis. River-Falls before cruising to a 22-point win against Iowa Wesleyan on Saturday. JWU was led on the weekend by senior Jontrell Herman after pouring in 65 points (32.5 ppg) on 22-of-40 shooting (55.0 %), including 7-for-12 from three and added 12 rebounds and eight assists in the two wins. The 2-0 start is the first for the Wildcats since the 2004-2005 season.
Southwestern is off to its third 2-1 start since the 2010-2011 season and the lone other SCAC squad currently above .500 through the first week and a half of play to start the season. The Pirates earned victories over Howard Payne and UT Dallas which bookended a loss to Hardin-Simmons. Ryan Wheeler led the way for Southwestern averaging 13.3 points per game on the week, including 19 in the win against Howard Payne.
Austin College (2-2), Colorado College (1-1), Schreiner (1-2) and Texas Lutheran (1-2) all went 1-1 last weekend picking up wins against Hendrix, Iowa Wesleyan, East Texas Baptist and LeTourneau respectively.
Men’s basketball continues over the Thanksgiving break with a number of teams participating in early season tournaments this coming weekend. All nine teams will be in action with 14 non-conference contests scheduled for the weekend.
For links to box scores and recaps from all of last week's season-opening action, click below:
This Week's Leaders:
Points/game (32.5): Jontrell Herman, Johnson & Wales (Denver)
Rebounds/game (8.5): Cooxooeii Black, Colorado College
Assists/game (5.5): Nathan Josephs, Texas Lutheran
Steals/game (4.5): Jontrell Heman, Johnson & Wales (Denver)
Blocks/game (2.3): Karthik Reddy, Trinity
*FG percentage (66.7): Dustin Mathis, Dallas (4-6)
+FT percentage (100.0): Jordan Lippman, Trinity (8-8)
#3FG percentage (75.0): Scott Cunningham, Colorado College (3-4)
*minimum of 4 FGs made per game
+minimum of 2.5 FTs made per game
#minimum of 1.5 3FGs made per game
This Week's Results:
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