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Men's Basketball Opens 2019-20 Season at Home on Tuesday

Men's Basketball Opens 2019-20 Season at Home on Tuesday

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.  – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology opens the 2019-20 men's basketball season with a home matchup against NCAA Division II Oakland City University in the Old National Bank Night Men's Basketball Home Opener on Tuesday at 7:30 pm.

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Rose-Hulman (0-0, 0-0 HCAC) News & Notes:

  • Rose-Hulman opens the 2019-20 men's basketball season with a home matchup against Oakland City University on Tuesday at 7:30 pm.
  • Rose-Hulman finished 17-9 last season and have been picked to finish third in the HCAC this season, according to the league's preseason coaches poll.
  • The Fightin' Engineers have reached the HCAC Tournament Championship Game five times in the last eight years.
  • Rose-Hulman returns two starters and 10 letter winners from last season's team. 
  • Returning starters include D3News preseason All-American Craig McGee (12.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 4.9 apg) and senior John Czarnecki (10.3 ppg). 
  • Other top returning scorers include Michael Lake (4.5 ppg), Eli Combs (3.7 ppg) and Zach Callahan (3.2 ppg). 

The Opponent: Oakland City Mighty Oaks (0-2)

  • Oakland City has fallen to Malone and Hillsdale so far this season.
  • Oakland City compiled a 24-5 record last season and won its last 19 games.
  • The Mighty Oaks finished 22-1 in home games, capped by winning the Christian College National Inviation Tournament championship 105-99 over Wilberforce.
  • The 2019-20 team is led in scoring by Tyler Toopes (20.0 ppg) and Javan Miller (9.0 ppg).