College game preview: QU men at UMSL

Posted: Jan. 30, 2013 12:33 pm Updated: Feb. 20, 2013 1:15 pm
Quincy men (8-9, 3-6) at Missouri-St. Louis (11-6, 4-5)
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Mark Twain Building, St. Louis
ESPN 1440 AM
Twitter: @btoppmeyer

Scouting the Tritons: UMSL'sJoshua McCoy scored 15 points Saturday, but the Tritons lost 74-70 at home to Drury.

McCoy, a 6-foot-4 senior guard, leads UMSL in scoring (16.2 points per game), assists (2.9 per game)and steals (1.3 per game). Darian Cartharn, a 6-0 junior guard, is supplying 13.7 points per game, and 6-7 senior forward Charlie Woods averages a team-best 5.8 rebounds per game, along with 9.5 points per game.

UMSL leads Division II with an 80.5 percent clipfrom the free-throw line, and it attempts an average of 25.6 free throws per game, which ranks second in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. UMSL is 8-3 at home this season.

Consistent production: QUsenior forward Tyler Thompson scored 20 points in the Hawks' 83-60 win Saturday over William Jewell at Pepsi Arena. It marked his third straight game with at least two points and sixth straight game in double figures. Meanwhile, junior guard Chris Babbitt scored18 points against Rockhurst. He's now reached double figures in scoring in 12 of the last 13 games.

The series: Quincyleads the all-time series 35-21.

-- Blake Toppmeyer