Gents Head to Baylor, Live on ESPN
Sunday, November 16, 2008

 

SHREVEPORT—The Centenary men’s basketball team will travel to take on Baylor University in Waco, Texas on Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. Not only will the Gents be facing the Bears from the Big 12, but battling it out on the hardwood live on ESPN.

 

Centenary (0-1) is coming off a 55-77 loss to SEC opponent, Mississippi State. In that game, the Gents weren’t able to overcome an early deficit, shooting only 30.8% from the floor and connecting on only 6-of-11 from the line.

 

Nick Stallings led the way for the Maroon and White with 16 points against the Bulldogs and fellow junior guard Chase Adams added 15 points. Stallings and sophomore Anthony Gatlin pulled down a team-high seven rebounds in the loss.

 

Gatlin and sophomore transfer Gary Redus contributed with 9 and 7 points, respectively. Adams also dished out a game-high six assists on the afternoon.

 

The Gents are sporting a new era under head coach Greg Gary as they prepare for a much-anticipated live broadcasted game on ESPN against the competitive Bears from Waco, Texas. For the first time, Centenary will play on ESPN as they take part in ESPN’s hoops marathon, showcasing 14-college basketball games over 23 consecutive hours to help kick off the 2008-2009 season.

 

Baylor (1-0) is heading into Tuesday’s game against Centenary with an impressive 108-50 win over Paul Quinn on Saturday. Baylor’s sharp shooting placed five Bears in double figure-scoring led by Henry Dugat who connected on 22 points, shooting 4-of-5 from behind the arch.

 

Curtis Jerrells dished out 10 assists and scored 17 in the win, while Kevin Rogers and LaceDarius Dunn added 16 points each. True freshman Quincy Acy scored 13, a perfect 6-of-6 from the floor and pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds.

 

This game will be the 14th all-time meeting between the Gents and the Bears with Baylor holding a 9-4 lead in the series. The last time the Gents and Bears met was last season, when Baylor hosted Centenary and came away with a 85-62 win over the Gents.

 

Because this game will be televised on ESPN, it will not be heard locally on KSCL 91.3 or viewed as live stats from GoCentenary.com.