Men's Basketball Returns Home Wednesday against MidAmerica Nazarene

Men's Basketball Returns Home Wednesday against MidAmerica Nazarene

 Evangel vs MidAmerica Nazarene

 Date & Location:   Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. // Springfield, Mo.
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel men's basketball team returns home Wednesday to host MidAmerica Nazarene in Heart of America Athletic Conference South Division action.

OPENING STORYLINES

► Evangel returns to the Ashcroft Center after a tough three-game road swing to finish 1-2 but losing both games by a combined eight points. The Crusaders host MidAmerica Nazarene Wednesday looking for a split in the season series.

Dylan Bekemeier (Republic, Mo.) continues to average 22.8 ppg in his last seven games after scoring 28 Saturday at Missouri Valley. The senior is also 15 points away from 900 for his career as his 14.5 points per game this season surpasses his previous season high of 8.8 ppg during his sophomore season.

Justin Washington (Springfield, Mo./Crane HS) is still averaging just below a double-double with 18.1 ppg and 9.9 rebounds per game. He leads the Heart of America in rebounding and ranks seventh in NAIA Division.

► Of the 16 losses for Evangel this season, only five have been more than 10 points. In addition, in the 16 losses, seven have been by four points or less and all 11 of the single-digit losses have been by fewer than eight points.

LOOKING AHEAD
Evangel heads back on the road Saturday for a South Division matchup at Benedictine. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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