Men's hoops preview: Quincy at Central Missouri

Posted: Nov. 27, 2012 3:23 am Updated: Dec. 18, 2012 4:15 am

Quincy University (2-1) at Central Missouri (3-1)

7 p.m. Wednesday

Multipurpose Building, Warrensburg, Mo.

ESPN 1440 AM

Scouting the Mules: UCM is led offensively by Dominique Long, a 6-foot-6 senior forward who averages 14 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Charles Hammork, a 6-6 junior forward, is also in double figures at 11.8 points per game.

The Mules are outrebounding their foes by an average of about three rebounds per game. Leading the charge on the glass is Lance Beckwith, a 6-0 senior guard who averages 5.5 rebounds per game.

The Mules have a plus-50 advantage in free throws attempted this season over their opponents.

Top of the line: UCM coach Kim Anderson, who played for Norm Stewart at Missouri in the 1970s, is one of the top coaches in Division II. His .730 winning percentage coming into this season ranked fifth among active Division II coaches. Anderson is in his 11th season at UCM, and he has led the Mules to two Final Fours.

The series: UCM leads the all-time series 9-5

-- Blake Toppmeyer


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