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Game 7 Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 Haverford at No. 8 Franklin & Marshall | Lancaster, Pa. | 3:00 p.m. Series Record:F&M 69-13 In CC Action: F&M 26-4 Streak: F&M +9 First Meeting: Feb. 16, 1920 (HC 21-18) Last F&M Victory: 77-57, Jan. 28, 2012 – Lancaster, Pa. Last HC Victory: 76-64, Feb. 16, 2008 – Haverford, Pa.
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Series History: F&M will face Gettysburg for 210th time since the series began in 1903. The Bullets hold a 110-99 series advantage, but the Diplomats have been been dominant in Centennial play with a 30-13 mark. F&M has won the previous seven meetings, with Gettysburg's last victory coming in the 2009 CC Championship game.
Saturday will mark the 83rd meeting for Haverford and F&M since 1920 with the Diplomats leading the series by a 69-13 margin, including a 26-4 mark in CC play. F&M has a nine-game winning streak dating back to 2008.
POTW: Hayk Gyokchyan was named Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Week on Monday. The honor is the first Gyokchyan this season and the second overall.
Gyokchyan averaged 30.5 points and 13.0 rebounds in a pair of victories for the 11th-ranked Diplomats. He poured in a career-high 36 points in the 68-63 win at Ursinus and tallied 25 with a career-best 19 rebounds in the 80-70 win at McDaniel. The senior shot 61.5 percent (24-of-39) from the field, made three treys in each victory, handed out eight assists and had five blocked shots.
Tops In the CC: F&M leads the CC in multiple statistical categories. The Diplomats are first in points allowed per game (55.6), rebounds per game (42.2) assists per game (17.6) and opponents field goal percentage (36.2%).
Last Time Out: Matt Porter and Hayk Gyokchyan combined for 47 points to lead No. 11 Franklin & Marshall to an 80-70 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action Saturday afternoon. Porter netted a career-high 22 while Gyokchyan finished with a game-high 25 points and a career-best 19 boards as the Diplomats improved to 5-0, 3-0 CC this season.
Porter shot 8-for-17 from the floor and went a perfect 6-for-6 from the foul line. Gyokchyan was 10-for-16 from the field and dished out seven assists while Morgan Lee finished with 14 points.
Tyler Rudd paced the Green Terror with 19 points and Nic Martin finished with 16 for McDaniel.
F&M held a commanding 45-26 advantage on the glass and shot 50% from the floor while limiting McDaniel to 41%.