Mustangs Meet Hood in Lone Game of the Week

Mustangs Meet Hood in Lone Game of the Week

2018-19 Stevenson Men's Basketball
at Hood, Wednesday, January 16 - 6 pm

COMPLETE NOTES (PDF)

SERIES HISTORY

•   Hood has won the last four games in the series, sweeping the season series in both 2017-18 and 2016-17.  Last season the Blazers prevailed 90-82 in Frederick and 76-56 at Owings Mills Gymnasium.  Stevenson did capture both meetings in the 2015-16 campaign.

SCOUTING STEVENSON

•   Stevenson is 12-4 overall and has won three of four after a 101-71 rout of Widener on Saturday.  The Mustangs are led by Mark Terrell and Montaque Wright.  Terrell is averaging 18.8 ppg, while Wright is averaging 18.4.  The duo ranks third and fourth in the MAC Commonwealth in scoring.  Marcus Dentley made his season debut on December 15 against Arcadia and is averaging 13.5 ppg.  He had a career-best 29 in the Widener win.

SCOUTING HOOD

•  Hood is 10-6 overall and has won three straight, dealing Lycoming an 87-68 defeat on Saturday afternoon at BB&T Arena.  Mason Wang leads four players averaging double figures at 16.4 ppg, while Michael Riley is adding 13.0 ppg.  The Blazers are 6-2 at home this season.

NATIONAL NOTORIETY

•  Senior Montaque Wright earned a spot on ESPN Sportscenter's Top Players on January 3 when his 50-foot buzzer beater against Alvernia to give the Mustangs a 67-64 win was the No. 2 play.  The clip of the game-winner has also been seen over 18,000 times on Twitter and Facebook.

RACKING THEM UP

•  Senior Montaque Wright and junior Mark Terrell have each been named MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week twice this season.  Wright was also named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week on January 14.

FILLING THE STAT SHEET

•  Montaque Wright ranks among the MAC Commonwealth leaders in a bevy of statistical categories.  Wright leads the league in steals at 2.4 per game, while ranking fourth in scoring (18.4 ppg) and assists (4.3 apg).  He is 11th in rebounding (5.4 rpg) and sixth in assist/turnover ratio (1.5).

     On January 9 against Messiah, Wright recorded just the second triple-double in Mustang history, finishing with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists against the Falcons.

TAKING CARE OF THE BALL

•  Johnny Rhodes ranks second in the MAC Commonwealth in assist/turnover ratio, recording 67 assists and 30 turnovers for a 2.2/1 assist/turnover ratio.  His 4.2 assists per game are also good for fifth in the league.

SPREADING THE WEALTH

•  The Mustangs are averaging 18.3 assists per game, good for No. 18 in Division III.

WINNING BIG

•  Stevenson's 88-51 win against Clarks Summit in the first round of the Buffalo Wild Wings Classic was its largest margin of victory since a 113-68 victory against SUNY-Purchase on February 18, 2006.

•  On January 12, the Mustangs downed Widener 101-71.  The 30-point margin of victory was the largest for Stevenson in a MAC Commonwealth game since joining the league for the 2012-13 season.

BIG COMEBACKS, TOO

•  Stevenson trailed Lycoming 66-52 against Lycoming on December 1 and eventually forced overtime with 1.2 seconds left as Montaque Wright made three free throws before winning 100-92 in overtime.

•  On December 8, Stevenson trailed Albright by as many as 13 in the second half and 81-69 with 3:06 left before forcing overtime with 0.6 seconds left on a three by Evan Joseph.  The Mustangs went on to win 96-95 in OT.

REELING THEM OFF

•  With its seven-game win streak earlier this season, Stevenson had its longest win streak since winning seven in a row in the 2014-15 campaign.  The seven-game win streak is tied for second-best in program history with two other seven game strings. The Mustangs won 15 in a row in 2006-07, while they had a seven-game win streak in 2005-06 in addition to 2014-15.

ROAD TRIP

•  Stevenson won 84-79 at Lebanon Valley on November 28 to pick up its first MAC Commonwealth road win since the 2016-17 season.  The Mustangs were 0-9 on the road in league play last season but are 2-1 this season. 

FREE BASKETBALL

•  After not having any overtime games in the 2015-16 or 2016-17 seasons, the Mustangs have had four since the start of last season.  Stevenson was 1-1 last season and 2-0 in 2018-19.

MAKING HIS MARK

•  After averaging 5.7 ppg through his first two seasons, junior Mark Terrell is averaging 18.8 ppg this season.  He had a career-high 35 points against FDU-Florham, the most by a Mustang since Erik Fisher had 36 against Hood in 2016.  Terrell is shooting 58.5% from the floor and ranks third in the MAC Commonwealth in scoring and is fourth in field goal percentage.

WHAT'S NEXT

•  Stevenson is home twice next week, hosting Alvernia on Wednesday night before entertaining league-leading Arcadia on Saturday.

GETTING SOCIAL 

•  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.