Men's Basketball Goes for Fourth Straight
Raven undefeated in 2012 at 3-0
The Raven men's basketball team remains at home for a 7:30 p.m. game Thursday as they look to move to 4-0 in 2012 against Peru State College.
Match up: Peru State College Bobcats (1-16, 0-5 HAAC) vs. Ravens (8-7, 3-1 HAAC)
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Complete Game Notes.
ABOUT THE GAME ...
Tonight not only marks the first meeting between Benedictine and Peru State as members of the Heart of America Athletic Conference, it marks the first meeting between the schools since 2000. ... Both Raven head coach Ryan Moody and assistant coach John Peer matched up against the Bobcats as players, but the two programs have not met in over a decade.
ABOUT PERU STATE ...
While the Bobcats and Ravens might not be all that familiar, current Peru State head coach Troy Katen has experienced playing agianst Benedictine inside the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium. Coach Katen returns after serving as an assistant coach at Central Methodist University for two years. ... PSC is led in scoring by Darrick Williams. Williams is the second-leading scorer in the HAAC at 20.4 ppg. ... The Bobcats rank second in the HAAC in blocks (63) and steals (155). They are also ranked nationally in both categories as they are No. 12 in NAIA Div. I in blocks and No. 15 in total steals. ... PSC ranks last in the HAAC in scoring defense, field goal defense and 3-point defense. The are allowing 81.8 ppg and are giving up 48.8 from the field and 40.9 from beyond the arc.
ABOUT BENEDICTINE ...
With the win over MNU on Saturday, the Ravens have matched rattled off three consecutive wins for the second time this season. ... During the current three-game winning streak, Benedictine is outscoring their opponents by an average of 9.3 points while their average points per game is at 69, almost five points higher than their season average. ... The Ravens are averaging 45.5 percent from the floor this season and have upped that to 51 percent over their three-game streak. ... The Ravens continue to be led by the duo of forwards Alex Miller and Charlie Wallrapp and guard Quaran Johnson. Miller and Johnson lead the scoring at 12.5 ppg while Wallrapp checks in at 11.3. ... Over the streak, Wallrapp leads the way at 14.7 while Miller is averaging 14.3.
Up Next: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 vs. Peru State College