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Game Preview: No. 10 Men's Basketball at Bowdoin

Game Preview: No. 10 Men's Basketball at Bowdoin

No. 10 Men's Basketball at Bowdoin
Sunday, November 29—2 p.m.
Morrell Gymnasium—Brunswick, Maine

Babson and Bowdoin will meet for the 36th time on Sunday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1974. The Beavers are 16-19 all-time against the Polar Bears and snapped a three-game skid in the series last season.

Junior Joey Flannery scored a game-high 19 points and classmate Sam Bohmiller drained six three-pointers and finished with a career-high 18 points as Babson topped Bowdoin, 68-48, on December 1, 2014, in Babson Park. John Swords posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Polar Bears.

Matt Mathias '14 led four players in double figures with 15 points, while Swords chipped in with 13 points and a team-high seven rebounds as Bowdoin defeated Babson, 66-54, on December 1, 2013, in Brunswick, Maine. John Wickey '15 led the Beavers with 18 points and six rebounds.

Bowdoin (1-2) is coming off a 72-70 loss to the University of New England on Tuesday night. Senior All-American Lucas Hausman poured in 34 points on 12-of-20 shooting and Matt Palecki added 11 points and 11 boards for the Polar Bears, who saw the Nor'easters hit 15 three-pointers in the loss. Hausman is averaging 31.3 points and 4.3 rebounds, first-year Jack Simonds (15.7 PPG, 7.0 RPG) has reached double figures in three straight games and Palecki is contributing 10.3 points and a team-high 8.7 boards.

No. 10 Babson (5-0) extended the nation's longest road winning streak to 16 games with a 70-65 victory at Becker on Tuesday. Flannery scored 21 of his game-high 28 points after halftime and classmate Isaiah Nelsen chipped in with 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Beavers, who used a 12-1 run midway through the second half to take the lead for good. Flannery is averaging 22.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists, Nelsen (15.4 PPG, 9.2 RPG) is shooting 68 percent and junior Matthew Droney and sophomore Bradley Jacks are both contributing 10.4 points.

Flannery and Nelsen have each recorded a pair of double-doubles this season.

Flannery has reached double figures in scoring in 17 consecutive games going back to February 17, 2015, while Bohmiller has connected on at least one three-point field goal in six straight contests.

The Green and White's 16-game road winning streak is currently the longest of any Division I, II or III men's basketball team in the country.

The Beavers have won 17 straight games when holding their opponents below 40 percent shooting.