SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee men's basketball team returns to the Cumberland Plateau for a showdown with 23rd-ranked Emory Wednesday night.
Game #7 | Sewanee (6-0) vs. No. 23 Emory (4-1) | Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6 p.m.
Juhan Gymnasium, Sewanee, Tenn.
All-Time Series: Emory leads series, 25-19 (First meeting since 2008)
Last win: Nov. 18, 2007 in Sewanee (85-66)
A LOOK AT THE EAGLES: The Eagles are at a 4-1 record and are in the top-20 in scoring with 92.6 points per game. Emory entered into their Thanksgiving Classic last weekend looking to go 5-0. However, it did not come easy. After two buzzer-beaters in a 96-93 overtime win over Maryville, Randolph-Macon handed Emory its first loss of the year, falling 94-74. With the loss, the Eagles, who were 18th in the D3hoops.Com preseason poll, fell to No. 23.
The Eagles have four scorers in double-figures. Leading the charge is Matt Davet, scoring 19.4 points per game. Following Romin Williams' 18.2 average, Lawrence Rowley is shooting 64.4 percent (29-of-45) from the field and a 22-of-24 mark from the free throw line, good for 91.7 percent. Rowley also leads the team in rebounds with 8.8, while Nick Stuck, in five games off the bench, has averaged 4.6 dimes per game.
This is the 45th meeting all-time between the two schools, and it will be the first time since 2008 that these two institutions have gone head-to-head with each other. Leading the series, 25-19, the Eagles have taken 11 of the last 12 meetings, with the Tigers winning 85-66 in Sewanee on Nov. 18, 2007.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: The Southern Athletic Association has announced on Monday that sophomore guard Luke Smith has been named the SAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week.
The reigning SAA Newcomer of the Year finished the week as the leading scorer in both of Sewanee's wins this past week. Averaging 33.5 minutes of play, the sophomore scored 22 points per game and shot 56 percent from the field, 50 percent from downtown. Adding 14 rebounds to the week, he also added 14 dimes and an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.5.
DISCO FEVER: Sewanee's 6-0 start in 2018-19 matches the best start in program history since 1974-75 when the team won its first six games and started 11-1.
Finishing with a 19-7 record that season, the team won the College Athletic Conference (CAC) and earned an appearance in the inaugural NCAA Championships.