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Men's Basketball to Host Manchester on Senior Day Saturday at 4 PM

Men's Basketball to Host Manchester on Senior Day Saturday at 4 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.  – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology hosts Manchester University in the 2019 Senior Day men's basketball game.  The Fightin' Engineers will honor five members of the program for their efforts before the tipoff of the 4 p.m. matchup.

COVERAGE: LIVE STATS / LIVE VIDEO

MEDIA NOTES

Senior Day News & Notes:

  • Rose-Hulman celebrates Senior Day for five team members this afternoon.  The team has won one HCAC regular season championship and reached two HCAC Tournament title games.
  • Charlie Aimone: Charlie ranks 11th in Rose-Hulman history with 1,312 career points and is a 4-time HCAC Player of the Week.  He earned 2nd team all-HCAC honors in 2017 and 2018.
  • Ryuji Aoki: Ryuji will graduate in three years as RHIT's career leader in free throw accuracy (93.2%). He has scored 641 points with 120 rebounds and 89 assists in 64 career games.
  • Luke Callahan: Luke has appeared in 59 career games with 470 points and 280 rebounds, with a career-high 22 points vs. Anderson this season.
  • Nick McGrail: Nick has scored 433 points with 299 rebounds in 56 career starts.  He scored a career-high 22 points vs. Transylvania this year.
  • Trey Sykes: The All-American triple jumper has played in 50 career games with 107 career points.  He had a season-high 14 points at Transylvania.

Rose-Hulman (16-8, 12-5 HCAC) News & Notes:

  • Hanover has clinched the top seed for next week's HCAC Tournament.  Transylvania is currently the No. 2 seed, with Rose-Hulman currently standing as the No. 3 seed. 
  • Rose-Hulman could still earn a share of the HCAC regular season championship, with a win over Manchester and a Hanover loss to Defiance.  Hanover would still host the HCAC Tournament, but in this scenario the Fightin' Engineers would earn a share of the HCAC regular season title for the second straight year.
  • Rose-Hulman would earn the No. 2 seed and a first round bye to the HCAC Tournament with a win over Manchester and a Transylvania loss at Anderson.
  • The Fightin' Engineers would be the No. 3 seed in the HCAC Tournament with either (a win over Manchester and a Transylvania win at Anderson) or (a loss to Manchester and a loss by Bluffton to Franklin). 
  • Rose-Hulman would drop to the No. 4 seed in the HCAC Tournament with a loss to Manchester and a win by Bluffton over Franklin on Saturday.
  • Rose-Hulman leads the HCAC in field goal percentage (47.1%), three-point percentage (37.1%), free-throw percentage (75.9%), and rebounding margin (+6.2 per game) entering Saturday's game.  Rose-Hulman is one of four HCAC teams averaging between 72.8 and 75.8 points per game (73.3).

The Opponent: Manchester (9-15, 6-11 HCAC)

  • Manchester will close the 2018-19 season with Saturday's game at Rose-Hulman.  The Spartans stayed in the HCAC Tournament race until Wednesday, after a late January 4-game winning streak put the Spartans in the running.
  • Adrian Johnson enters Saturday's game with 1,827 career points to rank 4th in Manchester school history.
  • 4th-year head coach Gerad Good was both a player and a student assistant coach at Manchester when Steve Alford was the team's head coach.  The team reached the NCAA Division III National Championship Game in 1995.