Portsmouth, Ohio – Shawnee State men's basketball return home on Saturday afternoon when they host Point Park University (Pa.).
The Bears enter Saturday's matchup with a record of 5-6 on the season. Shawnee State last played on Saturday, December 3rd, losing to Mid-South Conference opponent #2 Georgetown 81-73. Jayllen Carter (JR/Portsmouth, Ohio) had 17 points to lead Shawnee State, with Tamal Watkins (FR/Columbus, Ohio) adding another 16.
Point Park are 4-5 on the season. The Pioneers last played on Tuesday, December 6th, falling to Washington Adventist (DC) 102-92.
Shawnee State are 5-3 in the all-time meetings between the two schools, including a win in the last matchup on February 6th, 2010, an 84-68 home victory. Point Park's last victory in the series was the year before, winning in Portsmouth 70-58 on January 7th, 2009.
Jayllen Carter leads Shawnee State in scoring at 14.9 points per game, and is also pulling down 3.5 rebounds per contest. Tamal Watkins has added 12.5 points and 3.3 assists per game, with Fred Moore contributing 12.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Jacob Daniels (SR/Peebles, Ohio) is the fourth SSU player scoring in double figures, averaging 11.5 points per game.
Point Park's Sa'iid Allen leads the Pioneers in scoring, averaging 17.2 points per game. Gavin Rajahpillay is averaging 14.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game, Kenny Strong has added 11.6 points per game, and Jaylen Mann rounds out the double digit scorers with 10.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
Tipoff between the Pioneers and Bears is scheduled for 12:00pm. You can follow along live online on the Shawnee State Stretch Internet portal, found here: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/shawneest/.