Newman (8-14, 2-11 MIAA) at
Fort Hays State (9-11, 2-9 MIAA)
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Hays, Kan. - Gross Memorial Coliseum
Radio: KJLS (103.3-FM) LISTEN LIVE
Styles Dance Performance at both halftimes
Mascot Night- Victor E. Tiger and his mascot buddies hang out for pictures, high fives, and fun
Wear pink with our women's basketball team in support of Breast Cancer Awareness
FHSU Student Day- Prizes given to FHSU students throughout the games
Fort Hays State Men's Basketball returns to action on its home floor Thursday night to host Newman University. Tipoff is at 7:30 pm. This is the first of two regular season meetings between the teams. The Tigers enter at 9-11 overall, 2-9 in the MIAA, while the Jets are 8-14 overall, 2-11 in the MIAA.
The Tigers are looking for their first three-game win streak of the season on Thursday night. FHSU began its current four-game home stand with wins over Kansas Wesleyan and Nebraska-Kearney last week.
FHSU held a five-game win streak in the series with Newman until last year. The Jets edged the Tigers in a non-conference game in Wichita, 76-75. There were 18 lead changes in that game and Newman scored the final two points with five seconds remaining at the free-throw line.
Jared Vitztum continues to lead FHSU in scoring and rebounding, averaging 13.4 points and 7.7 rebounds per game respectively. Devin Davis is the only other Tiger averaging double figures in scoring at 10.1 points per game. The Tigers are one of the top free-throw shooting teams in the nation at 78.8 percent, which ranks 14th in NCAA Division II.
Marshawn Blackmon leads the Jets in scoring and rebounding, averaging 16.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. He had the pair of free throws that lifted the Jets to victory over the Tigers in Wichita last year.