Men's Basketball Takes on Muhlenberg and McDaniel - Week 8 Notes

Men's Basketball Takes on Muhlenberg and McDaniel - Week 8 Notes

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Game 14
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Muhlenberg at No. 10 Franklin & Marshall | Lancaster, Pa. | 8:00 p.m.

Series Record: F&M 87-32
In CC Action: F&M leads 28-13
Streak: F&M +6
Last F&M Victory: 66-46, Feb. 15, 2014 – Lancaster, Pa. 
Last MC Victory: 60-58, Feb. 4, 2012 – Allentown, Pa.

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Game 15
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
No. 10 Franklin & Marshall at McDaniel | Westminister, Md. | 2:00 p.m.

Series Record: F&M 77-23
In CC Action: F&M 34-9
Streak: F&M + 1
First Meeting: Dec. 10, 1955 – Lancaster, Pa. 
Last F&M Victory: 68-55, Nov. 22, 2014  – Lancaster, Pa. 
Last MC Victory: 67-56, Jan. 18, 2014 – Lancaster, Pa. 

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Series History: F&M and the Mules square off for the 120th time on Tuesday with F&M leading the series 87-32. The Diplomats won the previous six meetings and hold a 28-13 series advantage in CC play.

The Diplomats take on McDaniel Saturday for the 101st time in the series that began in 1955. F&M leads 77-23, including a 34-9 advantage in CC play and won the first contest this season, 68-55, back in November. Poll: Franklin & Marshall moved up a spot in the Poll. The Diplomats are one of just three teams in the country without a loss and are ranked 10th. 

In the Rankings: F&M ranks in the top-15 in multiple statistical categories among the 408 Division III schools. The Diplomats are fifth in field goal percentage (50.8), ninth in free throw attempts (368) and 13th in both scoring margin (14.6) and three-point percentage (41.7). 

F&M Last Week: F&M picked up two conference wins last week with an 83-65 win over Swarthmore to start out the week before downing Washington 88-80 on Saturday. 

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Cedric Moune finished the game shooting 8-for-10 from the floor for a career-high 22 points and grabbed eight boards to lead F&M over the Garnet. Brandon Federici ended with 16 points and Lee tallied 14. Tate went 3-for-4 from the field and netted 12 points to go along with four steals for the Diplomats.

F&M outshot Swarthmore 56-49 percent and converted 19 turnovers into 26 points. 

Brandon Federici finished with a career-high 31 points, shooting 11-for-22 from the floor and 9-for-11 from the line in the win over Washington. He added six boards and four assists. Cedric Moune and Lee both finished with 13 points for the Diplomats. Moune was limited in minutes due to early foul trouble, but managed to turn in his fifth double-double with 11 boards. Tate went 3-for-6 from the floor for 12 points while Devin Figueroa tallied 11 for F&M.   

Last Time We Met Muhlenberg: Jon Salandra netted 21 points to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 66-46 victory over Muhlenberg on Feb. 15, 2014.

Salandra shot 7-for-11 from the floor for his 21 points in just 25 minutes of action. Cedric Moune netted 12 on 5-for-8 shooting while Morgan Lee finished with eight points and seven boards. Lior Levy also tallied eight while Terrel Phelps and Wright finished with six apiece. 

Austin Curry had 12 for the Mules and the Diplomats held Killing to just 10 points. Killing came into the game leading the conference with 22.9 points per game. 

Last Time We Met McDaniel: Franklin & Marshall picked up a 68-55 victory over McDaniel early this season on Nov. 22.

Brandon Federici added 14 in the second and finished with a game-high 24 points. The freshman went 9-for-14 from the floor, 5-for-5 from the line and added three steals and three blocks. Moune picked up 13 points with six rebounds while Jared Wright netted 10 points with five assists. Morgan Lee chipped in nine, Lionel Owona had five and Hunter Eggers added four for the Diplomats. 

Tim Stewart and Nic Martin paved the way for the Green Terror with 11 points apiece while Cameron Royster finished with nine. 

F&M outshot McDaniel 61-37 percent and held a 23-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. 

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