F&M Starts CC Action at Muhlenberg

F&M Starts CC Action at Muhlenberg
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Game 5
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015
Franklin & Marshall at Muhlenberg | Allentown, Pa. | 8:00 p.m.
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The March to 900: Legendary head coach Glenn Robinson is seven victories away from becoming just the fourth coach to reach 900 NCAA wins. Already the most victorious coach in NCAA Division III history, Robinson enters the week with an 893-328 record. Last season he passed Jim Calhoun (873), Adolph Rupp (876) and Dean Smith (879) in victories after leading the Diplomats to their 26th 20-win season. 

Double-Doubles: Cedric Moune has turned in double-double performances in three of the four games this season which ranks him second nationwide. His 49 boards are good for sixth while his 28 free throws made place him 19th in the country. 

Series History: F&M and the Mules square off for the 122nd time on Tuesday with F&M leading the series 89-32. The Diplomats won the previous eight meetings, dating back to 2012 and hold a 30-13 series advantage in CC play.

F&M Last Week: F&M went 1-1 last week at the Townes Place Suites Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Messiah. The Diplomats opened up the tournament with a 79-67 win over New Jersey City before losing 94-66 to Lancaster Bible in the championship road. 

Brandon Federici led all scorers in the opening frame with 14 points and Jared Wright chipped in eight for the Diplomats against the Gothic Knights. Click here to read the complete release.

F&M hit another gear in the second half and continued its run by opening the stanza with a 10-0 run to take a 48-29 lead on a Matthew Tate triple at 15:47. Five straight from Tate gave F&M a 64-49 lead with seven minutes left and a Phelps dunk at 2:14 put F&M up 73-59 and Diplomats withstood a late spurt by NJC to secure the win.

Federici led the Diplomats with 21 points in 34 minutes of action while Cedric Moune finished with his third straight double-double with 14 points and 13 boards. Wright hit 12-of-14 from the line and ended with 16 and both Phelps and Tate netted eight for F&M. 

Jalen Harris knocked in 26 for the Gothic Knights to lead all scorers and Chinwe Wosu finished with 17 for NJC.

Lancaster Bible led from the start and jumped out to a 10-4 lead before F&M made it a three-point game, 13-10, on a Cedric Moune layup at 13:03. The Chargers answered with a 10-1 run to go up 23-11 and took advantage of multiple turnovers by the Diplomats to lead 38-22 at 3:51. F&M stayed close and outscored LBC 12-8 throughout the remaining minutes of the second to come within 12, 46-34, at the break. #mce_temp_url#Click here to read the complete release.

F&M continued to turn the ball over in the second and the Chargers made the best of the opportunities by scoring 32 points off 27 turnovers. LBC maintained a double-digit advantage the remainder of the game and led by as many at 33 with 6:28 to play.

Moune led F&M with 12 points while Hunter Eggers and Brandon Federici both chipped in 10 for the Diplomats. Lionel Owona had seven points with six boards and Tate netted six. Moune and Federici were named to the All-Tournament Team.

The Last Meeting: Cedric Moune picked up his sixth double-double of the season to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 65-56 victory over Muhlenberg on Feb. 14, 2015.

F&M never trailed and jumped out to an 11-3 lead on a Brandon Federici triple seven minutes into the contest.  The Mules netted five straight to come within three, 11-8, and made it a two-point game, 17-15, at 6:15. Moune and Morgan Lee combined for nine points for a 9-2 run for the Diplomats to give F&M a 26-17 edge with two minutes left and the Diplomats went into the break with a 26-19 lead.

Moune shot 7-for-11 from the floor for 16 points and pulled down a game-high 11 boards. Federici finished with 17 points and has scored in double-figures in 21-of-23 games. Lee finished with 12 points and collected six rebounds while Tate and Devin Figueroa both netted seven.