Men’s Hoops Travels To Face Bethel Saturday

Posted on January 12th, 2018 by

Gustavus at Bethel
Date: Saturday, Jan. 13
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Arden Hills, Minn. | Robertson Center Gym
Live Coverage: Stats | Video | Audio

GAME NOTES

ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s basketball team is set to continue Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play Saturday afternoon at Bethel University. The Gusties (9-5, 7-2 MIAC) and the Royals (10-3, 5-3 MIAC) are set to tipoff at 1 p.m. from Robertson Center Gym.

The Series

Saturday’s game marks the 87th meeting between Gustavus and Bethel on the hardwood, with the Gusties holding a 59-27 advantage in the all-time series. Last season, the Royals swept Gustavus with a 92-83 win at Gus Young Court and a 66-62 win in Arden Hills, Minn.

Last Time Out

Gustavus earned a series sweep over Saint Mary’s University Wednesday evening in Winona, Minn., defeating the Cardinals 69-62 for its third consecutive conference victory. Riley Sharbono (Jr., Marshall, Minn.) led the Gusties, shooting 6-10 from the field and 7-9 from the charity stripe for his first 20-point game since Dec. 6 at Augsburg. Brandon Snoberger (Jr., Rice, Minn.) improved upon his career-high performance at Macalester with a career-best 14 points, shooting 7-8 from the field. Jason Faul (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.) followed with 12 points and a team-high six rebounds.

About the Royals

Bethel is coming off back-to-back conference victories, winning 73-63 at Hamline University on Monday followed by a 78-67 victory at Augsburg University of Wednesday. As a team, the Royals shoot 50.6 percent from the field (380-751) and average 79.2 points per game, both marks ranking second in the MIAC. Six Bethel players average double-digit scoring numbers, with sophomore guard Granger Kingland leading the way with 14.2 points per game along with a team-best 6.3 rebounds per game.

Gustavus Notables

  • The Gusties matched their win total from last season with the Dec. 6 victory at Augsburg.
  • Gustavus is one MIAC win away from matching the best start to conference play since the 2011-12 Gusties opened MIAC action with an 8-2 record and went on to share the league title with at 16-4.
  • The Gusties rank atop the conference three-point field goal defense to a 29.6 percent mark from beyond the arc, while ranking third in scoring defense, allowing 65.4 points per game.
  • Riley Sharbono leads the the MIAC with a 68-for- 81 clip from the free throw line.
  • After recording a career-best 11-point performance at Macalester, Brandon Snoberger followed up that game with a career-high 14 points at Saint Mary’s.
 

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