HIGH EARTH, Ind. – Indiana State Basketball hosts Miami Ohio on Saturday at the Hulman Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET and the game will air on ESPN3 as well as radio on 105.5 The Legend in the Wabash Valley and GoSycamores.com/Listen worldwide.
Fans wishing to purchase tickets can do so by clicking HERE, by calling 877-ISU-TIXS or visiting the Hulman Center ticket office.
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Saturday’s meeting with Miami Ohio will be the eighth all-time between the two programs. Indiana State has a 4-3 advantage in the series dating back to the 1936 season. The RedHawks have won the last two games. Miami OH won a meeting in February 2007, 70-58 before returning the following season, winning 74-58 in December. The state of Indiana has only hosted the RedHawks twice before, winning both meetings (1990, 2000).
A VICTORY FOR SYCOMORAS WOULD BE …
»Give ISU Snap a four-game losing skid
»End a two-game losing streak against Miami OH
»Improves ISU record against RedHawks to 5-3
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
For the first time in 12 years, Indiana State basketball is under new management as first-year head coach Josh schertz takes the reins of the program. Schertz takes over after a 13-year run at Lincoln Memorial University in NCAA Division II, where he had a career record of 337-69 (0.831) en route to four National Coaching honors from the year. Schertz led the Railsplitters to 10 NCAA Division II tournament appearances, won 14 total conference championships and three Southeastern regional titles, and had five seasons of 30 or more wins.
LIKE HENRY GOES, THE SYCOMORAS SO
” Cameron Henry has been the wheel that keeps Indiana State basketball on the move so far this season. The goalie has scored or assisted on 35 percent of all Indiana State field goals in seven games. The senior has 43 field goals and 31 assists with an average of 13.9 points and 3.9 assists per game.
” Cameron Henry continues to dominate the field – scoring in double digits seven of Indiana State’s first eight games – including a pair of doubles-doubles. In three games at the Myrtle Beach Invitational, Henry posted numbers similar to the MVC. The 6-foot-6 goaltender averaged 17.3 points, nine rebounds and 5.7 assists per game while aiming for a career-high 25 points against Oklahoma in the semifinals. For his performance, he was named to the tournament’s second team.
BLEDSON AN EVERYTHING PLAYER
You have to see it in person to truly appreciate the offensive awareness of Xavier bledson. The goalie is second on the team with 18 assists in just five games, recording multiple assists in every game he’s seen in action, including seven assists at Ball State. To go along with his assists, Bledson is also averaging a double-digit score of 11.6 points per game, scoring 15 or more points in three games.
BORN A PROBLEM TO OPPOSE THE DEFENSES
»After posting career highs at all levels in 2020-2021, Cooper Neese picked up where it left off. The junior is averaging 14.9 points while hitting the glass for 4.3 rebounds per game. Neese has scored in double digits in seven games this season with one season scoring 15 or more in six games.
MICAH THOMAS SHOW
” Newcomer Micah Thomas hosted an offensive clinic in the Myrtle Beach Invitational final, scoring a career-high 23 points against New Mexico State. Down 20 points with 13 minutes remaining, Thomas brought the ISU down to six points with three minutes remaining. Thomas shot 9 against 16 from the field and 4 against 4 from the free throw line, but what is more impressive are his 14 points in the second half. Thomas has scored 10 or more points in six of the seven games he’s been in, averaging 14.7 points per game. One of the team’s best shooters, he leads the ISU at 40 percent (16-40) deep.
MOVE THE ROCK
Indiana State is third in the MVC with 14.1 assists per game and fourth with an assists-to-turnover ratio of 1.15. Six players have registered more than 10 assists with Cameron Henry in the lead with a wide margin with 31.
ISU ONE OF THE MOST EXPERIENCED TEAMS IN THE NCAA
Indiana State only sacks two players who saw important minutes a year ago in the guards Cooper Neese and Julien larry. With the addition of eight newcomers to the roster in 2021-2022, the ISU ranks 343 out of 354 teams in Division I field experience according to Kenpom.com. Three Sycamore freshmen average 10 minutes or more per game, which ties the state of Illinois and northern Iowa for the MVC lead.
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