Men’s Basketball Continues Road-Stretch At Carleton

Posted on January 31st, 2018 by

Gustavus at Carleton
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 31
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Northfield, Minn. | West Gymnasium
Live Coverage: Stats/Video


ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s basketball team is set for a third consecutive Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference road matchup Wednesday evening, traveling to Northfield, Minn. to take on Carleton College. The Gusties (10-9, 8-6 MIAC) and the Knights (10-8, 8-5 MIAC) are set to tipoff at 7 p.m. from West Gymnasium.

The Series

Wednesday’s game marks the 93rd meeting between Gustavus and Carleton on the hardwood, with the Gusties holding a 55-37 advantage in the all-time series. The two teams previously met at Gus Young Court Jan. 3, with the Knights escaping with a 68-67 victory.

Last Time Out

The Gusties suffered a second-straight MIAC road loss Monday evening in Collegeville, Minn., falling 76-54 against No. 6-ranked Saint John’s University. Gustavus shot a season-worst 2-8 from the charity stripe in the loss while shooting 37.9 percent from the field, a season-low during conference action. Vannis Smith (So., Crystal Lake, Ill.) led the Gusties with 12 points off 5-8 shooting, going 2-3 from beyond the arc. Jason Faul (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.) and Peter Lundquist (Fy., Rochester, Minn.) each added 10 points, while Riley Sharbono (Jr., Marshall, Minn.) led the team with six rebounds.

Scouting the Knights

Carleton most recently dropped a conference matchup Monday evening at home, falling 81-74 versus St. Olaf College, previously earning a 77-74 overtime victory at Augsburg University a week ago. The 81 points allowed versus the Oles was a season-high for the Knights, as they rank second in the MIAC with a 65.7 points per game average to their opponents. Senior forward Kevin Grow leads the conference with 11.5 rebounds per game while leading the offense with 18.2 points per game (2nd/MIAC). Sophomore Kent Hanson also guides the Carleton offense with 16.4 points per game (4th/MIAC).

Gustavus Notables

  • The Gusties matched their win total from last season with the Dec. 6 victory at Augsburg.
  • Last Wednesday’s win over St. Thomas snapped a seven-game losing streak versus the Tommies. The last Gustie win over UST was on Dec. 3, 2014 at Gus Young Court.
  • Peter Lundquist recorded a second-straight season-high 10-point performance at Saint John’s.
  • Riley Sharbono leads the the MIAC with a 73-for- 88 clip from the free throw line.
  • Gustavus owns an 8-1 record when Sharbono sinks at least four free throws.

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