Franklin & Marshall at Washington - Centennial Conference First Round
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Series Record: F&M leads 50-18
In CC Action: F&M leads 35-12
Streak: WC +2
First Meeting: Feb. 12, 1924
Last F&M Victory: 65-59, Feb. 10, 2018 – Lancaster, Pa.
Last WC Victory: 74-69, Feb. 2, 2019 – Chestertown, Md.
In the Tourney
The Diplomats are making their 22nd appearance in the CC Tournament across the 25-year history of the conference. F&M has compiled a record of 22-13 in the CC Playoffs and looks to win its ninth CC Championship -- 20th overall -- after winning the tournament in 2015-16.
F&M faced Washington five times in the playoffs, with a 3-1 mark, including a 100-69 win in 2012, the Shoremen's last appearance.
$5 for adults, $3 for students (13-18), free for children 12 and under, and students from participating school upon presentation of valid I.D. Tickets will be available at the door.
Senior J.C. McGrath ranks second in total rebounds (8.8 rpg) and fifth in blocks (1.2 bpg). His eight double-doubles also rank second in the conference.
The Diplomats continue to play tremendous team defense, leading the Centennial in steals (8.6 spa) and allowing the second-fewest points per contest (63.9).
Last Time We Met Washington
Washington defeated Franklin & Marshall 74-69 to pick up the regular sweep over F&M on Feb. 2. Full recap.
Justin Kupa had a team-high 21 points to along with six assists and five rebounds, while Solomon Mathis poured in 20 off the bench. J.C. McGrath netted 10 with five rebounds and Matt Redhead recorded six boards with seven points.