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Game Preview: No. 10 Men's Basketball vs. Elms

Game Preview: No. 10 Men's Basketball vs. Elms

No. 10 Men's Basketball vs. Elms
Saturday, November 21—2 p.m.
Staake Gymnasium—Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
Babson and Elms will meet for the third consecutive season on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers are 2-0 all-time against the Blazers.

LAST MEETING
Junior Joey Flannery finished with 19 points, nine rebounds and five assists as then-17th-ranked Babson rolled past Elms, 86-57, on January 3, 2015, in Chicopee. Eric Dean and John Wickey '15 each contributed 16 points for the Beavers,  who shot 64.7 percent from the floor.

SCOUTING THE BLAZERS
Elms (1-3) snapped its three-game losing streak with an 81-66 victory over Springfield on Thursday night. Senior Jerry Buchanon poured in a game-high 33 points on 12-of-20 shooting, and juniors Symon Smith and Conny Ihearahu added 15 and 13 points, respectively, for the Blazers, who built a 21-point lead midway through the second half. Buchanon is averaging 28.8 points and shooting 46.9 percent from three-point range, Ihearahu (16.0 PPG, 9.8 RPG) leads the team in rebounding, while Smith is contributing 12.3 points and 2.5 assists. Elms, which suffered its three losses by a total of 14 points, is averaging 86.0 points on the year.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
No. 10 Babson (3-0) extended the nation's longest road winning streak with a 74-72 triumph at Lasell on Tuesday night. Flannery posted a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds, while junior Matthew Droney added 12 of his 14 points in the second half for the Beavers, who trailed by seven with just over four minutes remaining. Flannery is averaging 20.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists, junior Isaiah Nelsen (14.0 PPG, 8.0 RPG) leads the team in rebounding and Droney (11.3 PPG, 3.7 APG) is shooting 56 percent from the field. The Green and White is holding opponents to just 35.1 percent shooting through its first three contests.

OFF TO A FAST START
The Green and White is 11-1 in the month of the November over the last three seasons.

"BLAZING" DEBUT
Junior Charlie Rice, who has missed Babson's first three games, scored a career-high 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting in an 84-57 win over Elms on January 4, 2014.

DOMINATING IN THE PAINT
The Beavers have made 73 two-point field goals on the year, 66 of which have come in the paint.

FREE THROW FRENZY
The Green and White has made more free throws (52) than its opponents have attempted (38) so far this season.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers have won 28 of their last 29 games when outrebounding their opponents.

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