Senior G Christian Agnew is 1 of 3 Lions averaging double figures in points so far this season
HAMMOND, La. – After a quick stop at home for a dominant win, the Southeastern Louisiana University men’s basketball team hits the road again, this time to Ohio, for two games this week, starting with a nationally televised win against Xavier on FS1 on Wednesday night and ending with a Saturday affair against Dayton that will be on ESPN+.
After scoring a career-high 20 points in Saturday’s win over William Carey, Roscoe Eastmond has moved into first place as the team’s leading scorer, now averaging 12 points per game since his season debut the previous weekend at Appalachian State. Boogie Andersonwho was SLU’s leading scorer all season, is right behind him with 11.4 points per game on 50.7 percent shooting. Christian Agnew averaged 10.3 points per game on the season. Roger McFarlane continues to grab all the rebounds near him, averaging 8.7 boards per game.
On Wednesday night, the Lions (4-3) get some national exposure as they take on Xavier in a nationally televised contest on FS1. The Musketeers (4-3) dropped two of their three games over the weekend at the Phil Knight Memorial Classic in Portland, Ore., defeating Florida 90-83 to open the event, but fell to a pair of top-ten ranked teams to close the outing in close games. Xavier dropped a 71-64 decision against #8 Duke before ending its time in Portland with an 88-84 loss to #6 Gonzaga on Sunday.
Five Musketeers are averaging double figures in scoring so far this season, led by Jack Nange’s 16.3 points per game. Souley Boum scores 15.9 points per contest, followed by Colby Jones at 15.7 points per contest. Zach Freemantle and Adam Kunkel round out Xavier’s leading scorers with 13.4 and 11.5 points per game, respectively. No other Musketeer averages five points per game or more as Xavier averages 82.4 points per game as a team on 51 percent shooting.
Wednesday’s opener against the Musketeers is set for 8:30pm EST/7:30pm CST at the Cintas Center and will be televised on FS1.
Saturday, the Lions travel to Dayton for a noon game with the Flyers. The Flyers (3-4) started the season 3-1, but their trip to the Bahamas for the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis ended with three losses, a 43-42 loss at Wisconsin, a 76-64 defeat at the hands of North Carolina State and tripping 79-75 in overtime to BYU. Dayton hosts Western Michigan on Wednesday night before taking on Southeastern on Saturday.
DaRon Holmes II leads the Flyers in scoring with an average of 14.3 points per game. He leads a trio of Dayton players averaging double figures in scoring that includes Kobe Elvis with 10.1 points per game and Mustafa Amzil who is averaging 10 points per game. Dayton is averaging 62.9 points per game on the season, shooting at a 41.4 percent clip as a team.
Tip-off for Saturday’s game against the Flyers is set for 2:00 PM EST/1:00 PM CST at the University of Dayton Arena and will be broadcast on ESPN+.
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