Gents and Jaguars to Collide Thursday in Gold Dome
Wednesday, January 24, 2007


SHREVEPORT—The Centenary men’s basketball team will face-off against IUPUI on Thursday in the Gold Dome at 7 p.m. The Gents have dropped three consecutive Mid-Continent Conference games and look to end their slide while the Jaguars hope to rebound after losing their last conference game. The two teams are separated by just one game in the league standings.


Centenary (7-13, 1-4 Mid-Con) currently sits in seventh place, but is just one game out of fourth where IUPUI, UMKC, and Southern Utah all sit with a 2-3 conference mark. The Gents enter Thursday’s contest ranked second in the Mid-Con in scoring at 70.2 ppg. Centenary also places second in field goal percentage (45.2%), assists (13.55 apg), and turnover margin (+1.70) in addition to holding down the top spot in steals per game at 8.05.


Sophomore Tyrone Hamilton continues to lead the Gents in scoring at 16.4 ppg while seniors Alexander Starr (12.0 ppg) and Larry Logan (11.6 ppg) are also posting double figures. Freshman Chase Adams has enjoyed a solid debut season wearing the maroon and white as he tallied 12 points, eight assists, and six rebounds in his last outing, an 89-66 loss to Oral Roberts.


IUPUI (8-10, 2-3 Mid-Con) was picked to finish second in the preseason Mid-Con poll but has struggled as a result of injuries. The Jaguars play strong defense and place emphasis on controlling the boards. They rank second in the league in steals per game (7.44 spg) and offensive rebounds (12.39 rpg) while placing third in blocked shots (2.78 bpg) and rebounding margin (+1.6).


David Barlow is leading the way offensively for IUPUI at 13.9 ppg and Austin Montgomery is adding 12.1 ppg to the cause. Angelo Smith leads the team with a rebounding average of 5.8 rpg.


Fans can tune in this evening to hear The Rob Flaska Show live from Buffalo Wild Wings from 6 to 7 p.m. on KSCL 91.3 FM in the Shreveport-Bossier area or on the internet at The game on Thursday will also be broadcast through the same mediums beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45 p.m.