No. 21 Franklin & Marshall at Dickinson
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 | 8:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M leads 112-72
In CC Action: F&M leads 37-12
Streak: DC +1
First Meeting: Jan. 21, 1905 (F&M 33-21)
Last F&M Victory: 77-75, Feb. 15, 2017 – Carlisle, Pa.
Last DC Victory: 70-64, Feb. 24, 2017 – Swarthmore, Pa.
No. 21 Franklin & Marshall at Haverford
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.
Series Record: F&M 79-14
In CC Action: F&M 36-5
Streak: F&M +9
First Meeting: Feb. 16, 1920 (HC 21-18)
Last F&M Victory: 83-56, Dec. 2, 2017 - Haverford, Pa.
Last HC Victory: 52-42, Jan. 26, 2013 – Haverford, Pa.
Series History: F&M takes on Dickinson in the 183rd meeting since the series began in 1905. The Diplomats lead 112-72 in the series and hold a 37-12 mark in CC action.
F&M faces Haverford on Saturday with a massive 78-14 advantage in the all-time series, including a 36-5 mark in CC play. The Diplomats have an active eight-game winning streak, including a victory earlier this season.
Among the Leaders: Heading into the week, Brandon Federici leads the Conference with 22.9 points per game while Ignas Slyka and Matthew Tate are first and second with 2.5 and 2.3 steals per game. Ignas Slyka and Matt Groll lead the CC with three double-double performances this season.
Records Watch: Brandon Federici enters the week with his sights set on multiple program and conference career records.
⁃ He reset the school record last week with 277 threes — school record was previously owned by Jackiem Wright '05 with 266; CC record is 306 by Dennis Stanton (Ursinus).
⁃ He is second with 1,855 points — F&M record is 1,932 by Georgio Milligan '12; CC mark is 1,973 by Nick Shattuck (Ursinus).
⁃ His 617 field goals are fifth sixth with James McNally '11 holding the school mark at 706. Shattuck holds the CC mark at 754.
D3hoops Rankings: Franklin & Marshall moved up a spot in this week's D3hoops.com Top 25 this week. The Diplomats jumped to No. 21 after taking down Swarthmore last week. Swarthmore, ranked 15th, is the only other CC team in the poll. Click here to see the full poll.
CC POTW: J.C. McGrath was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week, announced by the league office on Monday. The honor is the first for McGrath this season and the second for a member of the F&M basketball team.
McGrath averaged 20.0 points and 14.7 rebounds while shooting 60.5 percent from the field in a 2-1 week for the Diplomats. He had three double-doubles, including a 13-point, 22-rebound effort in an 82-73 victory at Washington, setting a Centennial single-game record for caroms. McGrath sandwiched that with two 24 point - 11 rebounds performances at Muhlenberg and in the 74-68 win against No. 9 Swarthmore.
Last Time We Met Dickinson: Dickinson defeated Franklin & Marshall 70-64 in the semifinal of the Centennial Conference Championship last season. Full recap.
Brandon Federici and Matthew Tate both scored 15 points to lead the Diplomats. Jared Wright netted 10 while Ignas Slyka and J.C. McGrath both chipped in seven. McGrath added a game-high 13 rebounds and Slyka grabbed seven boards for the Diplomats.
Justus Melton led all scorers and the Red Devils with 19 points and Elijah Wright chipped in 11.
Last Time We Met Haverford: Franklin & Marshall cruised to an 83-56 victory over Haverford earlier this season. Full Recap.