Unbeaten Missouri Baptist Meets (RV) Harris-Stowe in Men's Basketball Game of the Week

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Men's Basketball - Fri, Dec. 1, 2017 at 2:45 PM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Saturday's men's basketball game featuring Missouri Baptist Spartans taking on in-town rival (RV) Harris-Stowe State Hornets has been named the American Midwest Conference (AMC) Game of the Week.

Game details: Date: Saturday, Dec. 2
Time: 3:00 PMT
Location: Emerson Performance Center in St. Louis, Mo.
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Scouting Missouri Baptist Spartans:

  • Enters the game with an overall record of 8-0 and 3-0 on the season.
  • Leads the all-time series, 13-8 over Harris-Stowe State.
  • One of three teams in the AMC that has not lost a game this season.
  • The Spartans are coming into the game after a 57-56 win over William Woods on Thursday evening.
  • 3-0 in true road games.
  • Averaging 90 points per game.
  • Holding opponents to 60.5 points per game.
  • Ranks in the top-10 in the NAIA in eight different categories – No. 2 in blocks per game (5.6), No. 3 in defensive field goal percentage (35.7-percent), No. 4 in scoring defense per game (60.5), No. 5 in total blocks (45), No. 6 in total rebounds per game (46.5), No. 7 in defensive rebounds per game (33.1) and total rebound margin (13.1) and No. 9 in scoring margin (26.5).
  • Fitzgerald Hopkins leads the Spartans, averaging 16.5 points per game.
  • Johnny Benson is second on the team with 13.5 points per game scoring average.
  • Benson leads the team, averaging six rebounds per game.
  • As a team, the Spartans have 123 assists to 107 turnovers.
  • The Spartans are shooting 49.7-percent (271-of-545) from the field and are holding opponents to 35.7-percent shooting (178-of-499).

Scouting Harris-Stowe State:

  • 4-4 on the year and 2-1 in AMC play.
  • Have won two-in-a-row and three-of-its-last-four games.
  • Snapped a three-game losing streak to Missouri Baptist last season, with a 77-52 win on Feb. 18.
  • Only AMC loss was by two points in overtime.
  • 0-4 when allowing 78 points-or-more.
  • Averaging 75.8 points per game and allowing 75.8 points per game.
  • The Spartans average 5.7 blocks per game, which is the tops in the NAIA.
  • They also rank third in the nation in total blocks with 46.
  • Deandre Clark leads the team in scoring, averaging 14 points per game.
  • Dwane Miner is second, scoring 11.4 points per contest.
  • The Hornets are outscoring its opponents 285-230 in the first half.
  • Harris-Stowe is shooting 40.2-percent (209-of-520) from the field.
  • Altez Davis is the team leader in rebounds, averaging 6.4 boards per game.

Around the AMC – Men's Basketball (All stats are as of Dec. 1 morning):

  • Central Baptist (Ark.) leads the AMC in scoring offense per game, averaging 95.0 points per game.
  • Missouri Baptist is allowing just 60.5 points per game and is outscoring its opponents by 29.5 points per game, both tops in the AMC.
  • Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) leads the conference with a 73.7-percent (87-of-118) free throw percentage. Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) is second shooting 73.5-percent (136-of-185).
  • Columbia has the highest field goal percentage in the AMC at 51.4-percent on 304-592 from the floor.
  • Martavian Payne holds the individual game-high in points in the AMC, scoring 32 against Freed-Hardeman on Nov. 18.
  • Payne is averaging 26.5 points per game, leading the conference.
  • Shackeel Butters leads the conference with three double-doubles. Five players have recorded two double-doubles this season.
  • 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
  • Other AMC Conference games this week:
    • Thurs., Nov. 30 – (RV) Harris-Stowe State def. St. Louis Pharmacy, 79-71
    • Thurs., Nov. 30 – Central Baptist def. (17) Park, 71-66
    • Thurs., Nov. 30 – Hannibal-LaGrange def. Williams Baptist, 78-60
    • Thurs., Nov. 30 – Missouri Baptist def. (RV) William Woods, 57-56
    • Thurs., Nov. 30 – (7) Columbia def. Lindenwood-Belleville, 89-87
    • Sat., Dec. 2 – St. Louis Pharmacy at Lindenwood-Belleville, 3:00 PM
    • Sat., Dec. 2 – (17) Park at Lyon, 3:00 PM
    • Sat., Dec. 2 – Freed-Hardeman at Hannibal-LaGrange, 3:00 PM
    • Sat., Dec 2 – Missouri Baptist at (RV) Harris-Stowe State, 3:00 PM
    • Sat., Dec. 2 – (7) Columbia at (RV) William Woods, 3:00 PM
  • AMC Men's Basketball Standings:

School

AMC Record

Overall Record

Games Back

Missouri Baptist

3-0

8-0

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(7) Columbia

2-0

9-0

0.5

Central Baptist

2-0

3-0

0.5

Williams Baptist

2-1

5-2

1.0

(RV) Harris-Stowe

2-1

4-4

1.0

Hannibal-LaGrange

2-1

2-4

1.0

(RV) William Woods

1-1

3-6

1.5

Freed-Hardeman

1-1

1-4

1.5

Lyon

0-1

1-6

2.0

(17) Park

0-3

2-4

3.0

Lindenwood-Belleville

0-3

2-7

3.0

St. Louis Pharmacy

0-3

0-5

3.0

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

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