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Game Preview: Men's Basketball at Catholic

Game Preview: Men's Basketball at Catholic

Catholic Holiday Inn Tournament
Men's Basketball at Catholic
Sunday, December 30 | 7 p.m.
Franny Murray Center | Washington, D.C.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Catholic will meet for the first time on Sunday in the consolation game of the Cardinals' tournament.

SCOUTING THE CARDINALS
• Catholic (4-6) lost the opening game of its tournament for the first time in five years, falling to Medaille 66-62 on Saturday.
• Senior Jimmy Golaszewski finished with 16 points and junior Riley Hayes added 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Cardinals, who shot just 32.8 percent.
• Hayes (14.2 pts, 8.6 reb) is shooting 53.3 percent, Golaszewski (13.7 pts, 6.6 reb) has made a team-high 26 three pointers, and senior Andre Mitchell (10.4 pts, 3.1 reb, 2.8 ast) leads the squad in assists.
• Catholic, which has suffered three of its six losses by four points or less, has shot under 40 percent in five of its last six outings.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (6-4) returned from break and suffered an 83-70 loss to North Carolina Wesleyan on Saturday night.
• Senior Brandon Johnson matched his career high with 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting for the Beavers, who trailed by just three at the half.
• Sophomore Andrew Jaworski is averaging 18.3 points and 5.4 assists, junior Frank Oftring (13.6 pts, 6.8 reb) is shooting 57.4 percent, and Johnson (13.2 pts, 6.8 reb) leads the team with two double-doubles.
• The Green and White is holding its opponents to just 31.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc through 10 games.

SHARK IN THE WATER
• After missing the last three games due to injury, Jaworski finished with eight points on 3-of-6 shooting in 17 minutes off the bench against N.C. Wesleyan on Saturday night.

FAST START LEADS TO BIG NIGHT
• As part of his 27-point performance on Saturday, Johnson scored all 12 points in the Beavers' 12-2 run to open the game against N.C. Wesleyan.
• In addition to notching his highest point total of the season, Johnson set season-high marks in made field goals (11) and free throw attempts (7).

COOLAHAN GETS THE NOD
• After producing eight points, seven rebounds and two assists in his first career start in a win over Amherst back on December 6, junior Jack Coolahan made his second consecutive start in Saturday's loss to N.C. Wesleyan.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 4-0 this season and 11-1 going back to the start of last year when holding their foes below 40 percent shooting.

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