Men’s Basketball Seeks Fourth Straight Victory
OUGHKEEPSIE, New York – After a week off for final exams, the Marist men's basketball team (4-4) returns to action on Saturday at Patriot League foe Colgate (7-4). Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Audio: Dean Darling (play-by-play) and Steve Eggink (color) will have the call on the Red Fox Network beginning at 1:45.
Video: Video will be available on the Patriot League Network/WatchStadium.
LAST TIME OUT
Marist earned its third straight win with a 79-75 triumph at Stetson on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Five Red Foxes scored in double digits, led by Isaiah Lamb with 18 points. Lamb also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
The Red Foxes shot .509 (28-for-55) from the field, and .450 (9-for-20) from three-point range.
The Raiders enter the contest with a record of 7-4.
They also last played on Saturday, Dec. 8, when they were defeated at defending NIT champion Penn State by a score of 76-65.
Three Raiders average double digits in scoring: Jordan Burns (16.4 ppg), Rapolas Ivanauskas (15.2 ppg), and Will Rayman (12.4 ppg), with Ivanauskas leading Colgate with 9.5 rebounds per game.
Head coach Matt Langel is in his eighth season.
A win would give Marist its first four-game winning streak since the 2014-15 season.
Marist's four leading scorers are its four seniors: Brian Parker (15.4 ppg), Ryan Funk (10.6 ppg), Isaiah Lamb (8.9 ppg), and David Knudsen (7.8 ppg). This quartet has accounted for 61 percent of the Red Foxes' scoring this year.
Marist has led for 237 minutes. 48 seconds out of a total of 320 minutes played (74 percent). The Red Foxes have led for at least 32 minutes in six of their eight games this season.
In his last two games, Isaiah Lamb is averaging 15.0 points and 7.5 rebounds while shooting .632 (12-for-19) from the field.
Ryan Funk has made 29 consecutive free throws.
Marist will play the last of its eight straight games away from McCann Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at America East foe New Hampshire. Tip-off is set for 11 a.m.