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Men's Basketball - Fri, Jan. 5, 2018 at 1:35 PM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Saturday's men's basketball game featuring the visiting Mustangs of Central Baptist College and the Columbia College Cougars has been named the American Midwest Conference (AMC) Game of the Week.

Game details:
Date: Saturday, Jan. 6
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Southwell Complex Columbia, Mo.

All-Time Series:

  • The Cougars are 5-0 all-time against Central Baptist.
  • All five games have been decided by double-digits.

Scouting Central Baptist Eagles:

  • 6-3 overall and 4-3 in the AMC.
  • Receiving votes in the latest NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll.
  • Have lost three-of-its-last-four games after starting the season 5-0.
  • Last two losses have come by a combined score of three points – 62-61 loss to Lyon and 72-70 loss to William Woods.
  • 4-2 on the road.
  • Currently in seventh-place in the AMC standings. Three games behind Columbia.
  • Two players average double-digit point totals – Victor Dukes (15.0) and Ashford Golden (13.3).
  • Central Baptist is averaging 76.4 points per game and allowing 70.3 points per game. The scoring margin is the third best in the AMC.
  • Dukes leads the team with three double-doubles.
  • The Mustangs are shooting 44.2-percent (249-of-563) from the field and 30.7-percent (50-of-163) from the 3-point arc.
  • Dukes is averaging a team-high 7.2 rebounds per game.
  • As a team, the Mustangs are out rebounding its opponents, 347-279. They have a rebounding average of 38.6 and opponents are averaging 31.0. The difference is the largest margin in the AMC.
  • Golden Ashford has been great defensively, averaging 1.6 steals per game, which is good enough for third in the conference.
  • Central Baptist is averaging 31.0 defensive rebounds per game, which is the second highest total in the conference. They are also, averaging 15.1 offensive rebounds per game, the highest total in the AMC.
  • Dukes is shooting 57.0-percent (57-of-100), which is fifth in the AMC.
  • The Mustangs rank third in the conference in steals per game (8.3).
  • Central Baptist ranks eighth in the NAIA in offensive rebounds per game (15.1) and ninth in total defensive rebounds (31.0). They also rank in the top-50 nationally in six other categories.
  • After the game against Columbia, the Mustangs will step out of conference play to take on Dallas Christian on Jan. 9.

Scouting Columbia Cougars:

  • 16-1 overall and 8-1 in the AMC.
  • Lone loss was to William Woods
  • Ranked seventh in the latest NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Top-25 Coaches' Poll.
  • Currently on a seven-game win streak. Longest streak in the AMC.
  • 12-0 at home
  • In first-place in the AMC standings. One game ahead of Harris-Stowe.
  • Four players are averaging double-digit point totals – Nathan Biggs (16.2), Nic Reyonlds (13.0), Jackson Dubinski (12.6) and Adam Mennemeyer (10.2).
  • Lucky Ogbomo leads the team, averaging 8.5 rebounds per game.
  • Dubinski leads the team in assists per game (3.4.).
  • Columbia is outscoring its opponents, 88.9-70.1 points per game overall and 84.8-69.9 points per game in conference action.
  • The Cougars are shooting 51.1-percent (273-of-534) from the field and holding opponents to 41.1-percent (235-of-572) from the field.
  • Columbia is also shooting 41.2-percent (82-of-199) from the 3-point arc.
  • Columbia is averaging a conference-high 88.9 points per game.
  • The Cougars are defeating its opponents by 18.7 points per game, which is the second largest margin in the conference.
  • Columbia ranks fifth in NAIA in 3-point field goal percentage, No. 6 in total scoring offense (1,511) and No. 7 in total 3-point field goals made (163). The Cougars rank in the top-50 in 16 other categories.
  • Ogbomo is second in the NAIA in total rebounds (145).
  • Nic Reynolds is fourth nationally in free throw percentage (91.1-percent).
  • Mennemeyer is seventh in the NAIA in 3-point field goal percentage (52.3-percent).
  • After taking on the Mustangs, the Cougars will hit the road for a matchup with (19) Missouri Baptist.

Around the AMC – Men's Basketball (All stats are as of Jan. 5 - morning):

  • Columbia (Mo.) leads the AMC in scoring offense per game, averaging 88.9. Missouri Baptist is second, averaging 85.5 points per game.
  • Columbia (No. 6), Missouri Baptist (No. 18) and Central Baptist (RV) are ranked in the latest NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll.
  • Missouri Baptist is allowing just 64.3 points per game and is outscoring its opponents by 21.1 points per game, both tops in the AMC.
  • Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) leads the conference with a 72.4-perecent (184-of-254) free throw percentage. Lindenwood-Belleville is second shooting 71.7-percent (246-of-343).
  • Columbia has the highest field goal percentage in the AMC at 50.9-percent on 534-of-1,049 shooting from the floor.
  • Columbia leads the conference with an 8-1 record. Harris-Stowe is second, one-game behind Columbia.
  • Missouri Baptist has moved the ball well, averaging 16.3 assists per game.
  • Harris-Stowe leads the AMC, averaging 5.1 blocks per game.
  • Columbia scored a conference high 115 points against Central Christian College on Nov. 10.
  • Missouri Baptist's 77-point win over Baptist Bible College on Nov. 4 is the largest win by any AMC school this season.
  • Martavian Payne holds the individual game-high in points in the AMC, scoring 39 against Freed-Hardeman on Nov. 18.
  • Payne was a perfect 17-of-17 from the free throw line against Cumberlands (Ky.), the makes and attempts were both high's in the AMC.
  • Payne is averaging 27.0 points per game, leading the conference.
  • Dominique Dyes (Williams Baptist) nailed eight three-point field goals in a one-point overtime win against William Woods.
  • Shackeel Butters (Williams Baptist) and DaShaun Stark leads the AMC with five double-doubles each. Anthony Vallejo (St. Louis Pharmacy) is second with four.
  • AMC Men's Basketball Players of the Week Composite Results:
    • Week 1 (Nov. 6) – Preston Whitfield, Columbia
    • Week 2 (Nov. 13) – Preston Whitfield, Columbia
    • Week 3 (Nov. 20) – Shackeel Butters, Williams Baptist
    • Week 4 (Nov. 27) – Fitzgerald Hopkins, Missouri Baptist
    • Week 5 (Dec. 4) – DaShaun Stark, William Woods
    • Week 6 (Dec. 11) – Marcus Baldwin, Freed-Hardeman
    • Week 7 (Dec. 18) – Pablo Hernandez, Missouri Baptist
    • Week 8 (Jan. 1) – Zach Rutland, Park
  • Other AMC Conference games this week (Jan. 1-7):
    • Tues. – (6) Columbia def. Park, 72-59
    • Tues. – Lyon def. (RV) Central Baptist, 62-61
    • Tues. – Harris-Stowe def. Hannibal-LaGrange, 70-68
    • Tues. – Freed-Hardeman def. Williams Baptist, 92-88
    • Tues. – William Woods def. Lindenwood-Belleville, 84-80
    • Thurs. – Williams Baptist def. St. Louis Pharmacy, 83-64
    • Thurs. – Harris-Stowe def. Park, 77-54
    • Thurs. – William Woods def. (RV) Central Baptist, 72-70
    • Thurs. – (19) Missouri Baptist def. Freed-Hardeman, 87-56
    • Thurs. – (7) Columbia def. Lyon, 82-60
    • Sat. – Freed-Hardeman at St. Louis Pharmacy, 3:00 PM
    • Sat. – (RV) Central Baptist at (7) Columbia, 3:00 PM
    • Sat. – Hannibal-LaGrange at Lindenwood-Belleville, 3:00 PM
    • Sat. – Williams Baptist at (19) Missouri Baptist, 3:00 PM
    • Sat. – Lyon at William Woods, 3:00 PM

AMC Men's Basketball Standings:


AMC Record

Overall Record

Games Back

(7) Columbia








(19) Missouri Baptist








William Woods








(RV) Central Baptist




Williams Baptist
















St. Louis Pharmacy





AMC Men's Basketball Conference Championship:

  • The 2018 conference championship tournament will take place on Feb. 28 (quarterfinals), March 2 (semifinals) and March 5 (finals).
  • The highest seeded team of each game will host.
  • For more information about the AMC Men's Basketball Tournament, click here.

For a complete list of statistical leaders, click here.
For more information on AMC Men's Basketball, click here.  

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