CINCINNATI – After a 95-76 Senior Day win against IU-Southeast on Saturday afternoon, CCU gets on the road for its final five regular season games, beginning at IU-Kokomo on Tuesday night. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT
CCU picked up its third-straight win with its 95-76 win over Western Division leader IU-Southeast on Saturday. The Eagles boasted five with double-figure scoring performances, led by senior Nick Seibert with 21 points with eight rebounds. Seibert also tallied a trio of blocks and a pair of steals. Guard Khari Burton added 20 points and handed out eight assists.
Cincinnati Christian forced 21 Grenadier turnovers and nearly doubled their assist-efforts with 16 helpers.
ABOUT THE EAGLES
The Eagles take to the road with confidence with a 9-16 (6-7) overall record. CCU is outscoring opponents 86-82 this season during league play on 47-percent shooting.
Sophomore Blake Walsman has been consistently powerful all year, pacing the Eagles with 18.5 points per game, shooting 50-percent, and grabbing 8.58 rebounds per game. Walsman sits 12th in the country for his 3.292 offensive rebounds per game. Through the last five games, Walsman has combined for 122 of his 444 points this season.
Burton's 4.2 assists per game rank fourth-best in the league. The Cincinnati native has registered 105 helpers through 25 games, including three-straight games with at least six assists.
The Cougars play host to CCU with a 9-19 (4-10) record as the season begins to wind down, while also riding a nine-game losing streak. The Cougars have dropped the last five matchups to CCU, dating back to the 2013-14 season.
Trent Elliot, a 6'5 guard out of Culver, Indiana ranks eighth in the country in scoring with his 588 points and 21.778 points per game. Elliot's efforts are good for second in the league in points per game as he has been held to single digits just twice this season.
When he's not accounting for over a fourth of the Cougars' points, he is anchoring the defensive efforts on the boards with his 5.6 rebounds per game. IUK has pulled down the 13th-most rebounds in Division II this season (1063).
Cincinnati Christian has a quick turnover with another pair of league games this weekend. The Eagles head to Midway on Thursday (Feb. 9) and Carlow on Saturday (Feb. 11).