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Game Preview: Men's Basketball vs. Salve Regina

Game Preview: Men's Basketball vs. Salve Regina

Men's Basketball vs. Salve Regina
Saturday, November 16 | 2 p.m.
Staake Gymnasium | Babson Park, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 9-2 all-time against Salve Regina in a series that dates back to the 1982-83 campaign.
• The Beavers have won the last five meetings between the teams but have faced the Seahawks just three times since 2008.
• Saturday's contest will be the fifth straight played between Babson and Salve Regina in Babson Park.

LAST MEETING
• Joey Flannery '17 scored 32 points on 11-of-15 shooting to lead four players in double figures as the Beavers raced past Salve Regina 91-69 on November 15, 2014, in Babson Park.
• John Wickey '15 scored 21 points, Eric Dean '15 added 15 points and four assists, and current assistant coach Matthew Droney '17 chipped in with 11 points and six dimes for Babson, which shot 66.7 percent in the victory.
• Nicholas Bates paced the Seahawks with 20 points.

SCOUTING THE SEAHWAKS
• Salve Regina (0-1) suffered a 91-78 loss at Coast Guard in its season opener on Wednesday.
• Sophomore Mikey Spencer scored a game-high 24 points and junior Cameron Collins added 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting for the Seahawks, who led by one at halftime.
• Spencer (17.8 pts, 4.4 reb), Collins (13.5 pts, 5.1 reb) and junior Kevin Kelly (12.2 pts, 3.9 ast) led last year's team in scoring as Salve Regina finished 9-16 overall.
• The Seahawks, who just one senior and no juniors on last year's roster, were picked to finish seventh in the CCC preseason poll.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (3-0) remained unbeaten with a 93-70 victory at Lasell on Wednesday night.
• Junior Andrew Jaworski recorded his first career double-double with 28 points and 10 rebounds, while senior Frank Oftring added 18 points on 9-of-12 shooting for the Beavers, who led by 22 at the half.
• Jaworski (18.3 pts, 6.7 reb) is shooting 53.8 percent, senior Jack Coolahan is contributing 13.7 points and 5.7 boards, and junior Crew Ainge (12.7 pts, 5.0 ast, 2.3 stl) has committed just one turnover on the year.
• The Green and White is shooting 52.5 percent from the floor and averaging 96.3 points through its first three outings.

PLAYING WITH PACE
• The Beavers averaging 73.71 possessions and scoring 1.31 points per possession over its first three games.
• In addition to making better than 10 three-point field goals per game, Babson has turned the ball over on just 8.6 percent of its possessions thus far.

STARTING FAST
• The Green and White, which is off to its first 3-0 start since 2016-17 when it won the program's only national championship, is averaging 50.7 points in the first half over its first three games.
• Babson has led by double digits at the break in all three contests and opened with a 32-9 run last Sunday against Suffolk and followed it up with a 31-8 burst over the opening 10 minutes at Lasell on Wednesday.

NUBMER TO KNOW
• The Beavers have trailed for a grand total of 13 seconds over their first three games.

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