Diplomats Close Out 2016 Before Hosting New Years Tournament - Week 5 Game Notes

Diplomats Close Out 2016 Before Hosting New Years Tournament - Week 5 Game Notes
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Game 9
Carnegie Mellon at Franklin & Marshall
Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 | 5:00 p.m.
Series Record: CMU 4-2 
Streak: CMU + 1
First Meeting: Feb. 15, 1917 (CMU 31-22) 
Last F&M Victory: 56-43, Feb. 14, 1941
Last CMU Victory: 74-54, Dec. 30, 2015
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Game 10
SUNY Canton at Franklin & Marshall
Sponaugle New Years Tournament
Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Live Video (HD) | Live Stats 
Game 11
PSU Harrisburg or Case Western Reserve
Sponaugle New Years Tournament
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
Live Video (HD) | Live Stats 
Case Western Reserve - First Meeting
Series Record : F&M leads 3-0
Streak: F&M +3
Last Meeting: Nov. 16, 2012 at F&M
Last F&M Victory: 66-37, Nov. 16, 2012 at F&M  
Last PSU Victory: Never
Game 12
Franklin & Marshall at McDaniel
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M 79-24 
In CC Action: F&M 36-10 
Streak: F&M + 2 
First Meeting: Dec. 10, 1955 – Lancaster, Pa. 
Last F&M Victory: 68-48, Jan. 25, 2016 – Lancaster, Pa. 
Last MC Victory: 59-58, Jan. 17, 2015 – Westminster, Md.
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Series History: F&M closes out 2016 on Friday when the Diplomats host Carnegie Mellon for the seventh time. CMU leads 4-2, winning last year's contest. F&M opens 2017 with the Sponaugle New Years Tournament on Monday and Tuesday. F&M takes on SUNY Canton for the first time in the second contest of the tournament on Monday, while Case Western Reserve and Penn State Harrisburg square in the first game of the tournament. The Diplomats have never played Case Western Reserve and hold a 3-0 series advantage over PSU-Harrisburg. 

The Diplomats hold a dominant 79-24 lead in the series against McDaniel, including a 36-10 edge in CC play with a season sweep over the Green Terror last year.

Last Time Out: The Diplomats last played the week of Dec. 5, going 1-1 on the week. F&M opened up with a 70-57 loss to Johns Hopkins before taking down Albright 67-58 on Dec. 10.

Last Time We Met CMU: Franklin & Marshall struggled from the floor and fell 74-54 to Carnegie Mellon. Full recap. 

F&M shot just 28-percent from the floor while CMU shot 47.5-percent and held a 47-35 edge on the boards.

Brandon Federici finished with 19 points while Cedric Moune and Lior Levy both netted eight for the Diplomats. Jack Serbin and Ryan Maha paced the Tartans with 16 and 15 points respectively.

Last Time We Met McDaniel: Franklin & Marshall defeated McDaniel 68-48 last year on Jan. 25. Cedric Moune led F&M with seven points in the first and Jared Wright along with Shawn Hines both netted six. Full recap.

Moune shot 8-for-10 from the floor and finished with a game-high 18 points. He added six boards and two blocks. Wright netted 11 points and dished out seven helpers while Federici finished with nine. Shawn Hines went 4-for-4 from the floor with eight points and Hunter Eggers had five steals and eight points. 

Tim Stewart scored 12 points for the Green Terror and Josh McWilliams chipped in 11. 

F&M outshot McDaniel 55-43 percent and turned 19 turnovers into 21 points.