TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology looks to extend its seven-game winning streak with a home matchup against Bluffton on Saturday at a special 1 p.m. start time. An eight-game winning streak would be the longest in the Rusty Loyd era as Rose-Hulman head coach.
The game opens the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day doubleheader at Rose-Hulman. Following the men's game, over 40 breast cancer survivors from the Wabash Valley will be honored at approximately 2:45 p.m. The women's game will complete the doubleheader starting at 3:30 p.m.
ROSE-HULMAN NEWS & NOTES (8-6, 6-1 HCAC):
* Rose-Hulman has moved into outright second place in the HCAC during its seven-game winning streak.
* The Fightin' Engineers have increased their scoring average to 76.1 points per game in conference play and are shooting 52% from the field in HCAC play.
* Craig McGee leads the Fightin' Engineers in scoring (13.3 points per game), rebounds (71), assists (74) and steals (18). McGee averaged a double-double (13 points and 10 assists per game) during last week's two road wins.
* Rose-Hulman has a balanced scoring attack featuring four players in double figures: McGee (13.3), Ryuji Aoki (12.1 ppg), Charlie Aimone (11.5 ppg) and Luke Callahan (10.6 ppg).
* After the Bluffton game, Rose-Hulman starts a three-game road trip at Anderson on Wednesday.
BLUFFTON NEWS & NOTES (6-8, 3-4 HCAC):
* Bluffton stands 3-4 in HCAC play after defeating its archrival Defiance 75-47 on Wednesday night.
* The Beavers also have HCAC wins over Earlham and Franklin so far this season.
* Kevin Christie leads Bluffton in scoring at 14.7 points per game. Jared Wentling averaged 11.2 points per contest before suffering an injury in December.
* Head coach Guy Neal has crossed 330 wins in his career and is completing his 29th year at Bluffton.
* Rose-Hulman leads Bluffton 14-8 in a series that began when the Fightin' Engineers joined the HCAC. Rose-Hulman has won the last four meetings in the series.