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Spartans Open CAC Tournament on Tuesday at Home

Spartans Open CAC Tournament on Tuesday at Home

YORK, PA – The York College men's basketball team begins their journey through the 2019 Capital Athletic Conference tournament on Tuesday evening in York as the Spartans host seventh seeded St. Mary's College at Wolf Gymnasium.

The tournament format changed this year as all eight teams make the tournament so the Spartans don't get a first round bye as the tournament two seed.

York, who finished tied with Christopher Newport for the regular season championship, is the second seed as they lost the tiebreaking coin flip on Saturday after the Spartan win over Mary Washington. The Spartans have beaten St. Mary's in both regular season games this year but they have both been very close and competitive.

 

Records:

#2 York: 19-6, 12-2 CAC

#7 St. Mary's: 10-15, 4-10 CAC

 

Scouting the Spartans:

Head Coach: Matt Hunter (7th Season)

Spartan Leaders

Jason Bady (Sr. Guard): 18.5 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.4 spg, 1.3 bpg, 53.8% FG, 81.2% FT

Jared Wagner (Jr. Guard): 15.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.2 apg, 2.7 spg, 0.5 bpg, 42.4% FG, 77.0% FT

Joey Polczynski (Jr. Forward): 10.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.3 apg, 49 3pt FGM, 35.3% 3PT FG, 78.0% FT

Darin Gordon (Jr. Guard): 10.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.0 spg, 75.5% FT

Zach Novick (Jr. Forward): 7.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 45 3PT FG, 36.6% 3PT FG

Mike Frauenheim (Sr. Guard): 6.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.4 spg, 35.8% 3PT FG 65.6% FT

 

Scouting the Seahawks:

Head Coach: Chris Harney (14th Season)

Seahawk Leaders

Spencer Shultz (Jr. Forward): 18.1 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.9 bpg, 60.7% FG, 59% FT

Matt Ayoub (Jr. Guard): 12.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.2 apg, 47.04% FG, 40.7% 3PT FG, 75.6% FT

Justin Milstead (Jr. Guard): 11.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.0 spg, 42.2% FG, 42% 3PT FG, 73.8 FT%

Reggie Rouse (Jr. Guard): 7.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.8 spg, 43.3% FG, 72.9% FT

Phil Newsome (Sr. Forward): 5.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.0 apg, 47.2% FG, 50.6% FT

Naheed John (Fr. Forward): 6.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.1 bpg, 46.3% FG, 72.2% FT

Zach Spooner (Fr. Forward): 6.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.1 apg,

 

Capital Athletic Conference Team Rankings

Points per Game: York 3rd (77.7 ppg), SMC 4th (76.8 ppg)

Points per Game Allowed: York 3rd (72.0 ppg), SMC 6th (77.9 ppg)

Field Goal Percentage: York 5th (43.9%), SMC 1st (46.1%)

Field Goal Percentage Defense: York 4th (43.0%), SMC 7th (43.8%)

Three Point FG Percentage: York 5th (33.2%), SMC 3rd (36.5%)

Three Point FG Percentage Defense: York 1st (30.1%), SMC 4th (33.4%)

Free Throw Percentage: York 1st (73.2%), SMC 8th (65.4%)

Offensive Rebounds per Game: York T7th (8.8 orpg), SMC 5th (11.4 orpg)

Defensive Rebounds per Game: York 6th (26.4 drpg), SMC 5th (27.0 drpg)

Total Rebounds per Game: York 7th (35.2 rpg), SMC 5th (38.4 rpg)

Rebounding Margin: York 8th (-4.4 rpg), SMC 4th (+2.0 rpg)

Assists per Game: York T1st (15.4 apg), SMC T1st (15.4 apg)

Turnovers per Game: York 4th (13.8 tpg), SMC 7th (16.0 tpg)

Steals per Game: York T2nd (8.6 spg), SMC 4th (7.6 spg)

Blocked Shots per Game: York 6th (3.3 bpg), SMC 7th (3.0 bpg)

 

Top 15 CAC Individuals

Points Per Game

1. Jason Bady (YCP) – 18.5 ppg

2. Spencer Schultz (SMC) – 18.1 ppg

7. Jared Wagner (YCP) – 15.2 ppg

15. Matt Ayoub (SMC) – 12.5 ppg

 

Rebounds Per Game

4. Spencer Schultz (SMC) – 7.5 rpg

6. Jason Bady (YCP) – 7.4 rpg

13. Phil Newsome (SMC) – 5.6 rpg

14. Joey Polczynski (YCP) – 5.4 rpg

 

Field Goal Percentage

2. Spencer Schultz (SMC) – 60.7%

6. Jason Bady (YCP) – 53.8%

11. Matt Ayoub (SMC) – 47.4%

 

Three Point FG Percentage

6. Justin Milstead (SMC) – 42.0%

7. Matt Ayoub (SMC) – 40.7%

14. Zach Novick (YCP) – 36.6%

15. Mike Frauenheim (YCP) – 35.9%

 

Free Throw Percentage

4. Jason Bady (YCP) – 81.2%

9. Jared Wagner (YCP) – 77.0%

 

Assists Per Game

2. Reggie Rouse (SMC) – 4.4 apg

4. Jared Wagner (YCP) – 4.2 apg

6. Mike Frauenheim (YCP) – 3.6 apg

 

Assist to Turnover Ratio

4. Mike Frauenheim (YCP) – 2.1 a/to

8. Nolan Smith (YCP) – 1.7 a/t

9. Jared Wagner (YCP) – 1.7 a/t

14. Joey Polczynski (YCP) – 1.5 a/t

 

Steals Per Game

1. Jared Wagner (YCP) – 2.7 spg

4. Reggie Rouse (SMC) – 1.8 spg

10. Jason Bady (YCP) – 1.4 spg

10. Mike Frauenheim (YCP) – 1.4 spg

 

Blocks Per Game

5. Jason Bady (YCP) – 1.3 bpg

7. Naheed John (SMC) – 1.1 bpg

10. Spencer Schultz (SMC) – 0.9 bpg

13. Darrick Kerns (SMC) – 0.7 bpg

14. Darin Gordon (YCP) – 0.7 bpg

 

Spartans and the Seahawks in the CAC Tournament

The Spartans enter Tuesday night 3-1 all-time against the Seahawks in the CAC Tournament … the last time the squads faced off in the CAC tournament came during the 2012 CAC Semifinals as the Spartans went to St. Mary's City and pulled a huge upset, downing SMC 61-58 en route to a CAC Championship … York has won three straight in the CAC tournament against St. Mary's … the Seahawks lone win against the Spartans came in the 1991 CAC semifinals as St. Mary's downed the Spartans 71-69 in St. Mary's City … York is 24-21 all-time in the CAC Tournament … York is 13-10 all-time in the opening round of the tournament.

 

Spartan Notes

The Spartans enter the tournament having won eight straight … York went 7-0 through the second leg of the CAC regular season … York won their seventh Capital Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship … the regular season championship marks the third time in school history that York has won back-to-back regular-season championships … the Spartans are 11-1 overall at Wolf Gymnasium this year and 7-0 in CAC play at home … York is 23-3 at home over the last two years including 15-1 in the CAC … York swept the two regular season meetings with the Seahawks this year but both games were razor close … York won 83-78 on January 12 in York and then the Spartans got a David Giuliani free throw with 1.2 seconds left to pull out a 73-72 win on February 9 … St. Mary's is 3-2 in the month of February including two straight wins to end the regular season … York has won six straight in the series and lead the all-time series 46-24 … senior Jason Bady's name is showing up all over the Spartan all-time record book … Bady is 12th in free throws made (298), 14th in free throws attempted (400), sixth in blocked shots (76), seventh in blocked shots per game (0.7 bpg), fifth in steals (146), seventh in steals per game (1.4 spg), and eighth in games played (104) … junior Jared Wagner continues to climb the all-time assist and steals charts … Wagner is second all-time in total steals (197) and first in steals per game (2.4 spg) while he is sixth in assists (329) and third in assists per game (4.1 apg) … the Spartans set a school record in the regular season finale against Mary Washington with 19 three point field goals in 41 attempts … York reached double figures in three pointers made in 15 of their 25 games for the year … York has made a CAC high of 263 three pointers ….the Spartan have made 371 free throws, the third highest total in the league.

 

Up Next

The winner of Tuesday's game will face the winner of the #3 Mary Washington/#6 Penn State Harrisburg quarterfinal in the CAC Semifinals on Thursday, February 21. The game will be played at the highest remaining seed.

 

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