YSU Men’s Hoops travels to Green Bay on Saturday

YSU will face Green Bay and Milwaukee within the next four days.

Youngstown State Men’s Basketball
Head Coach: Jerry Slocum
Record: 10-17 (5-9), 7th place in Horizon League
Home Record: 5-7
Road Record: 4-9
Neutral Site: 1-1

Upcoming Schedule
Saturday – at Green Bay
Monday – at Milwaukee
February 25 – Wright State
February 27 – Northern Kentucky

Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 75.6 (5th in Horizon)
Scoring Defense: 82.7 (10th in Horizon)
Rebounding: 34.3 (8th in Horizon)
Field Goal Percentage: 42.4% (8th in Horizon)
Three-Point Percentage: 35.6% (6th in Horizon)
Free Throw Percentage: 69.9% (5th in Horizon)
Turnovers: 12.0 (4th in Horizon)
Home Attendance: 1,899 (10th in Horizon)

Individual Statistical Leaders
Scoring: Cameron Morse, 20.1
Rebounds: Bobby Hain, 6.3
Assists: Francisco Santiago, 4.3
Field Goal Percentage: Jorden Kaufman, 50.0% (62-124)
Three-Point Percentage: Matt Donlan, 47.4% (73-154)
Free Throw Percentage: Matt Donlan, 87.9% (29-33)

2016 Horizon League Tournament
If the tournament began today
First Round (March 5)
#9 Cleveland State (3-11) vs. #4 Green Bay (8-6), 12 pm
#8 Northern Kentucky (5-10) vs. #5 Detroit (8-7), 2:30 pm
#10 UIC (3-11) vs. #3 Wright State (10-5), 5 pm
#7 Youngstown State (5-9) vs. #6 Milwaukee (7-7), 7:30 pm
Second Round (March 6)
Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 1 pm
Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 3:30 pm
Semifinals (March 7)
#1 Valparaiso (12-2) vs. Game 5 winner, 7 pm (ESPNU)
#2 Oakland (11-4) vs. Game 6 winner, 9:30 pm (ESPNU)
Championship (March 8)
Remaining Winners, 7 pm on ESPN or ESPN2

Horizon League Notes
Over the last ten years, the Horizon League has managed to send multiple teams to the post-season including a record 6 teams in 2012-13 as well as multiple NCAA bids in 2007 & 2009.

Last 10 Seasons, Post-Season Bids
2014-15: 4 (1 NCAA, 1 NIT, 2 CIT)
2013-14: 5 (1 NCAA, 1 NIT, 3 CIT)
2012-13: 6 (1 NCAA, 1 NIT, 1 CBI, 3 CIT)
2011-12: 5 (1 NCAA, 2 NIT, 2 CBI)
2010-11: 4 (1 NCAA, 2 NIT, 2 CIT)
2009-10: 2 (1 NCAA, 1 CBI)
2008-09: 3 (2 NCAA, 1 CBI)
2007-08: 2 (1 NCAA, 1 NIT)
2006-07: 2 (2 NCAA)
2005-06: 2 (1 NCAA, 1 NIT)

Multiple NCAA Bids from the Horizon League
2009: (2) Butler & Cleveland State
2007: (2) Wright State & Butler
2003: (2) Butler & Milwaukee
1998: (3) Detroit, UIC, Butler
1996: (2) Green Bay & Northern Illinois
1995: (2) Xavier & Green Bay
1993: (2) Xavier & Evansville
1990: (2) Xavier & Dayton
1989: (2) Evansville & Xavier

According to WarrenNolan.com, the Horizon League is listed as having the 18th best Conference RPI in the country (out of 32 conferences). Valpo has the 68th highest RPI while UIC has the lowest in the league with 347 (5th lowest in the nation). YSU has an RPI of 269.

Horizon League’s Conference RPI ranking (Top Team)
2014-15: 17th of 33 conferences (Valparaiso, 56)
2013-14: 14th of 33 conferences (Green Bay, 69)
2012-13: 12th of 33 conferences (Valparaiso, 60)
2011-12: 13th of 33 conferences (Cleveland State, 89)
2010-11: 12th of 33 conferences (Butler, 19)

This is Youngstown State’s 15th season in the Horizon League, if the Penguins win out – they would secure a season with less than 10-losses in conference play for the 4th time (2006-07 – 7-9, 2011-12 – 10-8, 2012-13 – 7-9).

The Penguins are 1 Horizon League win shy of reaching 70 in the school’s history while competing the conference. They’d become the 12th team to accomplish that feat.

Horizon League All-Time Wins
Butler – 288
Detroit – 247
Green Bay – 202
Loyola – 200
Milwaukee – 182
Wright State – 178
Cleveland State – 165
UIC – 145
Xavier – 132
Evansville – 102
Valparaiso – 97
Youngstown State – 69

Beeghly Center Attendance Drops, again
For the fourth straight year, attendance at the men’s basketball games has fallen.

Trending Downward
2011-12: 2,485
2012-13: 2,451
2013-14: 2,326
2014-15: 2,039
2015-16: 1,899

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