Jan 06, 2020 3:30 PM

Tigers host Gorillas in search of first MIAA win Monday night

Posted Jan 06, 2020 3:30 PM

FHSU Sports Information

Courtesy FHSU Athletics / Ryan Prickett photo
Courtesy FHSU Athletics / Ryan Prickett photo

Fort Hays State returns to action on Monday night when it plays host to Pittsburg State at Gross Memorial Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 7:30 pm, which follows the women's game at 5:30 pm. The Tigers and Gorillas both enter the contest winless in conference play, both at 0-3. FHSU is 6-5 overall and PSU is 4-8 overall.

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The Tigers are looking to bounce back from their first home loss of the season, a setback to No. 18 ranked Missouri Southern on Saturday evening. It was Missouri Southern's first win in Hays since the 2011-12 season.

The Tigers will now attempt to protect a four-game win streak overall against Pittsburg State. The Tigers swept the Gorillas last year with a two-point win on the road and a 10-point win at home. FHSU won the only meeting with PSU in both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. Pittsburg State's last win in the series occurred in February of the 2015-16 season in Pittsburg. FHSU claimed the last three meetings between the schools in Hays.

Jared Vitztum led the Tigers with 17 points in the loss to Missouri Southern on Saturday, while Calvin Harrington added 11. Vitztum is now averaging 11.5 points per game, just behind team-leader Devin Davis at 11.7 per game. Jake Hutchings also averages over 11 points per contest, holding an 11.3 average.

Pittsburg State enters on a seven-game losing streak overall. The Gorillas fell in overtime on Saturday evening at Nebraska-Kearney by a score of 81-80.