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Men's Basketball Hosts Earlham on Senior Day

Men's Basketball Hosts Earlham on Senior Day

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Rose-Hulman men's basketball team hosts Earlham College in the annual John Mutchner Cup Game on Saturday at 4 p.m.  The John Mutchner Cup is named for the former men's basketball coach and athletic director at Rose-Hulman, who was also a standout athlete at Earlham.  He has been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at both institutions.  The Cup is awarded once annually, with this year's game at Rose-Hulman serving as the matchup.

In-Game Coverage: 

Rose-Hulman (14-8, 12-3 HCAC) News & Notes

* Rose-Hulman has won 13 of its last 15 games to move into a three-way tie for first place in the HCAC standings.
Craig McGee is the reigning HCAC Player of the Week after averaging 20.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game in two overtime wins last week.
* McGee leads the team in scoring (14.5 ppg), rebounds (118), assists (119) & steals (30).
* Rose-Hulman has four players averaging in double figures for a balanced scoring attack.  Craig McGee leads the team at 14.5 points per game, followed by Charlie Aimone (12.0), Ryuji Aoki (11.2) and Luke Callahan (10.6).  
* Ryuji Aoki ranks among the national leaders in free-throw accuracy at 95.9% entering this week's play.
* Head coach Rusty Loyd has a 60-42 career record in his 4th season at Rose-Hulman.

* Rose-Hulman will honor its five seniors prior to their final regular season home game on Saturday.
* Aaron Eldridge will complete his Rose-Hulman mechanical engineering degree in just three years.  On campus, Aaron is a member of Engineers Without Borders and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
* Josh Richey has appeared in 18 games with 16 points and 13 rebounds as a four-year player.  On campus, he has served as financial chair for the National Society of Black Engineers.
* Stephen Schueth has started 65 games with 501 points, 238 rebounds and 133 assists at RHIT.   On campus, Stephen is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta fraternity and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
* Kyle Steckel has appeared in 79 games with 100 points, 52 rebounds and 92 assists as an Engineer.  On campus, Kyle is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and serves on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee
* JT Whitaker has appeared in 63 games with 110 points, 73 rebounds, 20 blocks and 11 steals.  On campus, JT is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Earlham (6-16, 4-11 HCAC) News & Notes

* Earlham won back-to-back games over Bluffton and Anderson to move into contention for an HCAC Tournament spot, before falling in its last three games.
* The Quakers average 76.0 points per game with one of the league's top ranked offenses.
* Elijah Wilson-Thomas has crossed 1,000 points in his Earlham career and leads the team in scoring at 17.2 points per game.
* Darrell Hutchison Jr. (14.4 ppg) and Jamel Barnes (9.7 ppg) have also provided depth.

Series History

* Rose-Hulman leads Earlham 56-54 overall and 14-1 in HCAC games. 
* The Fightin' Engineers have nine eight straight in the series, including a 90-75 victory in Richmond on Jan. 6.