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Men's Basketball Travels to Anderson on Wednesday Night

Men's Basketball Travels to Anderson on Wednesday Night

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.  – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology hits the road for a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball matchup on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Anderson University.  Both teams have clinched a bid to the upcoming six-team HCAC Tournament.



Rose-Hulman (16-7, 12-4 HCAC) News & Notes:

  • Rose-Hulman remains in contention for the HCAC title, just one game behind Hanover entering Wednesday's matchups.  The Fightin' Engineers are tied for 2nd in the HCAC with Transylvania at 12-4 in league games.
  • Rose-Hulman leads the HCAC in field goal percentage (47.5%), three-point percentage (37.9%), free-throw percentage (76.6%), and rebounding margin (+6.2 per game) entering Saturday's game.  Rose-Hulman is one of four HCAC teams averaging between 73 and 75 points per game (73.7).
  • Charlie Aimone, who ranks 11th in school history with 1,305 career points, leads the team in scoring at 14.6 points per game.  
  • Aimone is the reigning HCAC Player of the Week after averaging 21.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in last week's wins over Franklin and Earlham.
  • Craig McGee hit the game winning shot with 2.3 seconds left in Wednesday's 67-65 win over Franklin.  McGee also led all players with a season-high 21 points in the Franklin victory.
  • John Czarnecki averaged a double-double with tallies of 14.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in wins over Franklin and Earlham last week.
  • Rose-Hulman has won 25 of its last 32 HCAC regular season games dating back to last season.
  • After Wednesday's game, Rose-Hulman hosts Manchester at home on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Senior Day game.

The Opponent: Anderson (10-13, 9-7 HCAC)

  • Anderson has qualified for the HCAC Tournament with three straight wins.  The Ravens have beaten Hanover, Manchester and Bluffton in their current win streak.
  • Anderson features four players averaging double figures in scoring.
  • Cole Hartman is the team's leading scorer at 15.1 points per game.  Stanley Duncan (12.0 ppg), Maurice Knight (11.4 ppg) and Malik Laffoon (11.3 ppg) are also double-figure scorers.