Tuesday, November 22, 2016
ESPN3: Alabama State Hornets at Kennesaw State Owls
Tuesday, November 22
6 p.m. – Kennesaw State vs. Alabama State
Location: Kennesaw, Ga. | KSU Convocation Center
Links: Live Stats | ESPN3 | Game Notes
Social Media: Twitter | Facebook
After playing two tough games on the road, Kennesaw State men's basketball team will be back in the friendly confines of the KSU Convocation Center for two games the week of Thanksgiving. The first home game is against Alabama State on Tuesday, November 22 at 6 p.m. It is the first meeting between the two teams since 2010.
Lou Henson Preseason Watch List
After being named to the ASUN Preseason All-Conference team, Kendrick Ray was selected to the Lou Henson Preseason Watch List. Ray led the conference in scoring in league play a season ago averaging 21.0 points per game and was named Newcomer of the Year. The Lou Henson award goes to the nation's top mid-major player in the country.
The Owls fell behind 21 points in their home opener against Brewton Parker before making a huge comeback in front of their home crowd to secure their first victory of the season.
Dating back to the 2009-10 season, Kennesaw State has made seven comebacks when facing a double-digit deficit. The largest comeback the Owls had made prior to the Brewton Parker game was 16 points against Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 2011.
Second in the Nation in Rebounds
Aubrey Williams is second in the nation in rebounds per game with 14.5 and second in the nation with 58 rebounds so far this season. In the last three games alone, he has averaged 16.7 after pulling down 20 rebounds against Brewton Parker and then securing 15 rebounds against Bethune-Cookman and UMBC.
The redshirt senior is averaging a double-double as well with 13.5 points per game. He's the third Owl player to be averaging in double figures this season.
Masterson of the Three
Junior Nick Masterson's hard work this offseason paid off as he is shooting 48.9 percent from the floor and is the second leading scorer averaging 15.5 per game. The junior shooting guard has made 14 of the team's 23 three-pointers this season. He started the season went 11-16 from the field while setting a new career high with 29 points in the team's opening game against Iowa. He was 7-10 from behind the arc tying a Kennesaw State single-game record.
Coming into the season, Masterson had seven games in double figures in his career. This season, he has scored in double figures in three of the four games.
Post Play Getting it Done
The Owls outscored Bethune-Cookman 42-26 in the paint led by Williams, Johannes Nielsen and Jordan Jones. Combined, those three went 18-21 from the floor.
KSU has out rebounded all four of its opponents this season. In two of the games, the margin has been by more than 10 rebounds.
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