Men's basketball aims for fifth consecutive win

Men's basketball aims for fifth consecutive win

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound men's basketball team looks to extend its winning streak when it tips off at Pacific Lutheran, Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. The Loggers enter the game with four consecutive wins.

 

 WHO

 Puget Sound at Pacific Lutheran 

 WHERE 

 Parkland, Wash. | Olson Gym  

 WHEN

 Tuesday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m.

 LIVE 

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Their first meeting

Puget Sound topped the Lutes, 98-78, in Memorial Fieldhouse earlier this season (Jan. 16). Five Loggers scored in double figures: Jimmy Wohrer (19), Stellan Roberts (18), Max Basile (13), Jeremiah Hobbs (12), and Zion Shepherd (10).

 

Clinched

The Loggers clinched a Northwest Conference Tournament berth when they beat Pacific, 98-75, Feb. 10. The postseason field is set between No. 1 Whitman, No. 4 Whitworth, Linfield, and Puget Sound. The final two games of the regular season will determine seeding and host site.

 

The Adventures of Jimmy Wohrer: Basketball Genius

Jimmy Wohrer has led the Northwest Conference in scoring for most of the season, and it appears that he is only getting better later in the season. Wohrer has scored at least 22 points in seven consecutive games, including a career-high 36 points against George Fox (Feb. 3). He ranks third in NCAA D-III for 3-point field-goals made with 94 this season. His 23.0 points per game is tops in the NWC.

 

National rankings

Puget Sound's team statistics are ranked among the best in NCAA D-III. The Loggers are sxth in scoring offense (97.4), fourth in offensive rebounds per game (16.73), and fourth in forced turnovers per game (26.14).

 

Scouting Pacific Lutheran (4-18, 1-13 NWC)

The Lutes are in the middle of a 10-game losing streak, and they have one just one game since November. Pacific Lutheran is last in the NWC in scoring offense (66.0), last in field-goal percentage (41.9 percent), last in 3-point percentage (32.1 percent), and commit the most turnovers per game (17.8). Leighton Kingma is the team's leading scorer with 12.2 points per game.

 

 

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