Lions Head to Ohio for Pair of Games, Including Nationally-Televised Tilt

Sr. G. Christian Agnew is one of three Lions to have averaged double-digit points so far this season

Hammond, La. – After a brief home stop for a dominant win, Southeastern Louisiana University men’s basketball is back on the road, this time to Ohio for two games this week, starting with a nationally televised tilt against Xavier on FS1 Wednesday night and a close with a Saturday affair against Dayton that will be featured on ESPN+.

After scoring a career-high 20 points in Saturday’s win over William Carey, Roscoe Eastmond catapulted himself to the top as the team’s top scorer, averaging 12 points per game since his season debut last weekend at Appalachian State. Boogie Andersonwho has been SLU’s top scorer all season is just behind at 11.4 points per game on 50.7% shooting. Christian Anew averaged 10.3 points per game in the season. Roger McFarlane continues to grab all the rebounds in his area, averaging 8.7 boards per game.

On Wednesday night, the Lions (4-3) will get national attention when they take on Xavier in a nationally televised competition on FS1. The Musketeers (4-3) lost two of their three games at the weekend’s Phil Knight Memorial Classic in Portland, Oregon, beating Florida 90-83 to open the event but falling to two top-ten teams in the close out in tight games. Xavier dropped a 71-64 decision against #8 Duke before ending his time in Portland with an 88-84 loss to #6 Gonzaga on Sunday.

Five Musketeers have averaged double-digit points so far this season, led by Jack Nunge with 16.3 points per game. Souley Boum scores 15.9 points per match, followed by Colby Jones at 15.7 points per match. Zach Freemantle and Adam Kunkel round out Xavier’s top scorers with 13.4 and 11.5 points per game, respectively. No other Musketeer averages five points per game or more, while Xavier as a team averages 82.4 points per game on 51% shooting.

The opening pick of Wednesday’s game against the Musketeers is scheduled for 8:30pm EST/7:30pm CST at the Cintas Center and will be televised on FS1.

On Saturday, the Lions head to Dayton for a lunchtime game against the Flyers. The Flyers (3-4) started the season 3-1, but their trip to the Bahamas for the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis ended in a trio of losses, a 43-42 loss to Wisconsin, a 76-64 loss at the hands of North Carolina State and a 79-75 stumble in overtime for BYU. Dayton hosts Western Michigan on Wednesday night before competing with Southeastern on Saturday.

DaRon Holmes II leads the Flyers with an average of 14.3 points per game. He leads a trio of Dayton players averaging double-digit points, including Kobe Elvis, who averages 10.1 points per game, and Mustapha Amzil, who averages 10 points per game. Dayton is averaging 62.9 points per game on the season and is clipping 41.4% as a team.

The tip of Saturday’s game against the Flyers is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. EST/1:00 p.m. CST at the University of Dayton Arena and will stream on ESPN+.


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