Fort Hays State (3-5) at
Saturday, January 9 – 3 pm
Jefferson City, Mo. – Jason Gym
Radio: KJLS (103.3-FM)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Fort Hays State wraps up its current three-game road swing on Saturday (Jan. 9) at Lincoln University inside Jason Gym. Fort Hays State enters at 3-5, looking to hand Lincoln its first home loss of the season. Lincoln enters at 5-2.
Visiting fans must purchase tickets in advance online at the link provided above. There will be no ticket sales at the gate. LINCOLN HOME BASKETBALL POLICIES
The Tigers are coming off a 71-64 loss at Central Missouri on Thursday night. The Tigers are now 1-3 so far this season on the road. Jared Vitztum led the FHSU effort with 22 points and 9 rebounds.
Lincoln defeated Nebraska-Kearney in Jefferson City on Thursday night, 67-60, moving to 4-0 at home so far this season. Lincoln's only losses this season were to a pair of teams currently nationally ranked, a 16-point setback at Missouri Western followed by a 30-point setback at Northwest Missouri State. Lincoln has won its four contests at home by an average of 10.5 points per game, though three of the four wins were by less than 10 points.
Lincoln won the only meeting with FHSU last season, 74-71 in overtime in Jefferson City. Lincoln has won its last three home games against FHSU dating back to the 2015-16 season. The teams are scheduled to meet twice this year with meeting in Hays slated for February 18. FHSU holds a 15-9 advantage all-time against Lincoln.
Vitztum is tied for the MIAA lead in rebounding at 10.1 per game, while ranking third in scoring at 19.6 points per game. Vitztum is the national leader in free throws made (49) and free throws attempted (60). Quinten Rock (14.1), Alvin Thompson (10.6), and Kaleb Hammeke (10.3) are all averaging double figures in scoring. Hammeke leads the team in assists, averaging 4.8 per game, which ranks third in the MIAA.
Sai Witt leads the Lincoln scoring effort at 16.1 points per game, while adding 8.9 rebounds per game. Quinton Drayton (14.7) and Cameron Potts (11.7) also average double figures in scoring for the Blue Tigers.