Stevenson (11-13, 3-12 MAC Commonwealth) vs.
Alvernia (11-12, 6-8 MAC Commonwealth)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 8 pm
Reading, Pa. - McCloskey Court (1,500)
- Senior Danzel Wright is one of 100 players nationally named to the Bevo Francis Award watch list, given to the top player in small college basketball.
- Wright ranks second in the MAC Commonwealth in scoring (20.4 ppg), third in three-point percentage (.408) and second in free throw percentage (.898) while ranking ninth in field goal percentage (.453)
- Stevenson scored 113 points in a November 25 win at Penn State Berks, matching a program record for points in a game.
- After winning just four games a season ago, the Mustangs have 11 victories in 2017-18.
- Stevenson's five-game win streak earlier this season was its longest since winning seven straight from January 14-February 7, 2015.
- Saturday's win over No. 16 Lycoming was the Mustangs' first over a ranked opponent since downing No. 25 Messiah on February 12, 2014.
• Alvernia holds an 9-4 lead in the series since Stevenson joined the MAC Commonwealth in 2012-13. Included in that total are two Alvernia wins in the conference title game in 2014 and 2015. In the first meeting this season, Stevenson trailed by as many as 27 in the second half before coming back to fall by two, 85-83
THE WRIGHT STUFF
• Senior Danzel Wright has made an immediate impact in his first season at Stevenson. Reaching double figures in scoring in every game but one, Wright ranks among the national leaders in scoring (20.4 ppg), total three-pointers made (78) and free throw percentage (.898). Wright was named to the Bevo Francis Award watch list on January 15, one of only 100, for the award that honors the top player in all of small college basketball.
• Entering the season, the Mustangs had not been to overtime since February 7, 2015 against Messiah, a span of 60 games, but Stevenson has been to an extra session twice already in 2017-18. In the season opener, it outlasted Elizabethtown 90-87, while on December 2, the Mustangs fell 78-75 at home in OT to Widener.
PILING UP THE POINTS
• After scoring at least 80 points just four times last season, Stevenson has cracked the 80-point mark 10 times, going 7-3 in those games. The Mustangs have gone over the 90-point mark three times, including a 113-point outburst at Penn State Berks on November 25 that tied the program record for points in a game.
IN A GOOD MOODY
• Junior Keith Moody has reached double figures in five of the past seven games after doing so just twice in the first 17 games of the season. He is averaging 9.7 ppg over the last seven games, including a career-best 17 against Widener last Saturday. Moody also posted his first double-double of the season against Lycoming with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
• By defeating No. 16 Lycoming on Saturday, it was the first time the Mustangs topped a ranked opponent since downing No. 25 Messiah on February 12, 2014. Stevenson was 3-0 against ranked foes in that 2013-14 season.
ALMOST ALL THE WAY BACK
• Stevenson trailed Alvernia 56-29 with 16:57 remaining on January 13 before storming nearly all the way back in an eventual 85-83 defeat, outscoring the Golden Wolves 54-29 the rest of the way. The following game, the Mustangs trailed 42-22 at the break at Hood and got the Blazer lead down to five, 77-72, with 2:41 left.
• Stevenson athletics can be found on Facebook by searching for "Stevenson University Mustang Athletics" or on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat at @GoMustangSports. Stevenson men's basketball can be found on Twitter at @GoMustangHoops.
MUSTANG SPORTS NETWORK
• All Stevenson men's basketball home games can be seen and heard on the Mustang Sports Network. To watch, simply visit www.gomustangsports.tv, or visit the Stevenson University Athletics Roku channel. To listen to the broadcast of any home game, simply visit sfmsports.net.
The Gary Stewart Show presented by Buffalo Wild Wings, in which Stevenson head coach Gary Stewart discusses the past week's action and looks forward to the week ahead, can be seen each Tuesday at GoMustangSports.com as well as on Roku.