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OWENS EXPRESS MEN’S BASKETBALL

12-TIME OCCAC CHAMPIONS 1967, 1981, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2014, 2015

11 NJCAA All-Americans --- 8 NJCAA National Tournament Appearances --- 2 National Championships

TODAY’S MATCHUP

NOTES

- Welcome to this afternoon’s regular season finale between your Owens Express and the visiting No. 20 ranked Cincinnati State Surge. Both games of today’s doubleheader will be streamed live on our YouTube page, which can be found by searching Owens Express Athletics. - Cincinnati State enters today’s game at 23-6 overall and 14-1 in OCCAC play. After starting the season 5-5, they have won 18 of the past 19 games, including a pair of wins over No. 5 Cuyahoga, which has earned them at least a share of the OCCAC championship. They can clinch the title outright with a win today or a Cuyahoga loss vs Lakeland. The team’s lone loss in league play (14-1) came on Feb. 4 at Columbus State (103-100). - Owens, meanwhile, enters today’s game at 21-8 overall and 11-4 in OCCAC play. For them, today’s game is about spoiling an outright OCCAC title for Cincinnati State. They have already clinched the No. 3 seed in the upcomHead Coach: Head Coach: ing Region XII District 11 tournament and will open at Dennis Springs (1st Yr.) Andre Tate (12th Yr.) home with a quarterfinal game against Clark State at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. - Should Owens win in Tuesday’s quarterfinal game, they Career Record: Career Record: would play No. 5 Cuyahoga in the Region XII District 11 14-4 (.778) 243-136 (.641) semifinals at 8 p.m. on Friday at Ohio Christian University in Circleville, OH. Career OCCAC Record: Career OCCAC Record: - Over the past 20 years, Owens and Cincinnati State have dueled in a back-and-forth rivalry. Owens has won four 11-3 (.786) n/a of the past five, but Cincinnati State defeated Owens earlier this season and holds a 28-20 record against Owens since 1997-98. - Today’s game features two of the nation’s top 3-point shooters in Derrik Jamerson Jr. of Owens (more info PPG: Jamerson 16.9 PPG: Battle 24.4 below on him) and Dante Battle of Cincinnati State, who RPG: Jamerson 6.8 RPG: Kordrostami 6.9 is 2nd in the nation in 3-pt FG made, 3rd in 3-pt FG made APG: Hatchett 8.5 APG: Crosby 5.2 SPG: Stafford 2.1 SPG: Crosby 2.1 per game, 5th in total points, 5th in PPG and 9th in FGM/ BPG: Jamerson 1.2 BPG: Kordrostami/Rucker 0.9 game. FG%: Stafford 62.9 FG%: Rucker 63.2 - Derrik Jamerson Jr. broke the program’s single season 3PT FG%: Jamerson 49.8 3PT FG%: Battle 44.7 3-point FG made record in the Feb. 25 win over Clark FT %: Searles 85.2 FT %: Sheperd 83.3 State. He already holds both of the single game and career records for makes and attempts, and he is 35 attempts away from breaking the single season mark. On top of that, he has a chance at 1,000 career points (932). - Owens enters today have won 12 of its past 15 games. The team recently reached 20 wins for the fifth time in the past six years and the 29th time in program history. - To view the schedule and results, along with links to recaps, photo albums and videos this year, visit OwensExpress.com and select men’s basketball from the sport dropdown. Once there, click on schedule/results and then the corresponding links will appear next to each game. - You can follow live updates on Twitter by searching the handle @owensexpress, and you can find us on Facebook by searching Owens Express Athletics. We also have Instagram and You Tube pages that you can find by searching Owens Express Athletics.

OWENS

No. 20 CINCINNATI STATE

THE BASICS

STATISTICAL LEADERS

2016-17 Cincinnati State Surge Roster # Name Ht. Yr. Pos. High School/Hometown 2 Dante Battle 6-1 So. G Shroder/Cincinnati, OH 3 Desmond Crosby 5-10 Fr. G Beachwood/Cleveland, OH 4 Anthony Coleman 6-3 So. G Willoughby/Cleveland, OH 5 Grover Anderson 6-0 So. G Lockport/Crest Hill, IL 10 Isaiah Jones 6-1 Fr. G Woodward/Cincinnati, OH 11 Lindsey Hunter 6-1 Fr. G Quakerdale Prep/Ames, IA 15 Isiah Bostic 6-1 So. G Turpin/Cincinnati, OH 21 Qawi Rucker 6-5 Fr. F Purcell Marian/Cincinnati, OH 23 Corey Sheperd 6-1 Fr. G Hazelwood East/St. Louis, MO 34 Tawone Keith 6-9 Fr. C Farragut Academy/Chicago, IL 50 Marlon Kordrostami 6-10 So. C Bell/Ottawa, Ontario, CA HEAD COACH: Andre Tate (12th Season) ASSISTANT COACHES: Mike Walker, Cleevas Craig

2016-17 RECORD IN DEPTH OVERALL RECORD: 21-8 OCCAC Region XII Home Away Neutral

11-4 16-7 11-3 9-4 0-1

2016-17 SCHEDULE/RESULTS DATE

11/01 11/09 11/12 11/16 11/18 11/19 11/22 11/30 12/03 12/09 12/14 12/17 12/20 12/30 01/07 01/11 01/14 01/18 01/21 01/25 01/28 02/01 02/04 02/08 02/11 02/15 02/18 02/22 02/25 03/04 03/07 03/10 03/11 03/21 03/22 03/23 03/24 03/25

OPPONENT

RESULT

@ Mercyhurst North East W 89-75 HENRY FORD W 90-80 (OT) WASHTENAW W 118-61 @ No. 6 Schoolcraft L 102-76 @ Kalamazoo Valley# L 79-74 Grand Rapids# L 71-63 NO. 9 LANSING W 100-99 NO. 6 SCHOOLCRAFT W 88-80 MUSKEGON W 91-77 @ Adrian College JV W 96-67 NO. 5 CUYAHOGA* L 95-90 @ NO. 4 Sinclair* W 84-81 KELLOGG W 91-61 JACKSON L 83-72 @ Hocking W 88-72 LORAIN COUNTY* W 94-85 @ Columbus State* W 105-94 EDISON* W 83-74 CLARK STATE* W 87-52 @ Lakeland* W 103-53 @ Cincinnati State* L 92-80 @ No. 4 Cuyahoga* L 72-54 HOCKING W 127-74 @ Lorain County* W 92-87 SINCLAIR* W 88-83 @ Edison* W 85-79 COLUMBUS STATE* L 96-89 LAKELAND* W 103-89 @ Clark State* W 67-57 No. 20 CINCINNATI STATE* 3 PM Clark State - Quarterfinals 7 PM District 11 Semifinals ^ TBA District 11 Finals ^ TBA NJCAA D-II Nationals ^ TBA NJCAA D-II Nationals ^ TBA NJCAA D-II Nationals ^ TBA NJCAA D-II Nationals ^ TBA NJCAA D-II Nationals ^ TBA

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2016-17 Owens Express Men’s Basketball Roster HEAD COACH: DENNIS SPRINGS

PG

#0 TY’RESE SEARLES

- Has at least one assist in all but one game this year - Needs five points to reach 600 in his career - 15th in the nation in FT percentage (85.2)

6-2 So. Cornerstone/Pontiac, MI

would be 3rd player in 5 years to do so (James Kelly, John Murry)

G

#1 DERRIK JAMERSON JR.

- Currently 68 points shy of 1,000 in his career - Now owns five 3-point shooting school records - 3rd in nation in 3-pt FG made, 11th in 3-pt FG %

PG

#2 ROY HATCHETT JR.

- Now has 11 + assists in four of past seven games - 10 games with at least 10 assists this year, 5 more with 9 - Needs 15 points to reach 400 in his career

G

#3 SHONDELL JACKSON

- 15.3 PPG over past 4 games, 6.4 over previous 8 games - Now averaging 18.1 PPG per 40 minutes this year - 5 steals over past 2 games, tied season-high vs Clark St.

G

#10 JAMIRI BENNETT

- Nine points in 10 minutes vs Lakeland on Feb. 22 - Needs 21 points for 100 on the season - Averaging 14.8 PPG per 40 minutes played

PG

#12 MASON DURDEN

- 10-game scoring streak (28-for-54 from field) - Four or more assists in three of the past six games - Needs nine points to reach 100 on the season

G/F

#15 MARQUEVIOUS WILSON

- Needs two points to reach 300 on the season - Snagged season’s 2nd double-double vs Lakeland Feb. 22 - Averaging 13 PPG since Dec. 17, 5.8 PPG prior

F

#22 DEREK REECE JR.

- Just over 10 MPG over past 5 after missing 3 straight - Needs 13 rebounds for 100 on the season - Averaging 16.9 PPG, 13 RPG per 40 minutes played

F

#23 RICO STAFFORD

- Scored 10 + pts in 6 of past 7 games (20 times overall) - 13th in the nation in FG percentage (62.9) - Has shot 50 plus percent from the field in 14 of past 15

F

#24 JAMES GRAYS

- 9.5 PPG, 5 RPG since returning from injury Feb. 22 - Scored in double figures in four of 12 games this year - Needs 3 points for 100 on the season

6-5 So. Cornerstone/Pontiac, MI

6-1 So. Glenville/Cleveland, OH

6-6 So. Warren Harding/Warren, OH

6-1 Fr. Maumee/Toledo, OH

6-0 Fr. Whitmer/Toledo, OH

6-3 Fr. Lima Senior/Lima, OH

6-6 So. Springfield/Toledo, OH

6-6 Fr. Lima Senior/Lima, OH

6-5 So. Start/Toledo, OH

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Game Notes: Owens vs Cincinnati State, MBB, March 4, 2017