Men's Basketball

MBB: Whittier vs. Chapman (By the Numbers)

MBB: Whittier vs. Chapman (By the Numbers)

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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Men's Basketball team travels this Saturday, January 5 to take on Chapman University in a big Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Showdown.  Tip-off set for 4:00pm.   

Game Details

Whittier College@ Chapman University

Saturday, January 5 @ 4:00pm

Harold Hutton Sports Center (One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866)

Live Coverage

Video – https://portal.stretchinternet.com/chapman/

Livestats - https://portal.stretchinternet.com/chapman/

WC Coming into the Game

Whittier has been playing lights out over their last two games beating UC Santa Cruz (88-74) and the University of La Verne (113-65).  They are sitting at 4-8, 1-2 SCIAC and hit the 100-point plateau against the Leopards for the first time this season.     

CU Coming into the Game

Chapman is coming off a 75-63 loss to Occidental as they have dropped four of their last five.  They sit at 5-6, 1-1 SCIAC with their lone conference victory coming against Cal Lutheran University 87-71.    

Head to Head (Past Five Years)

Whittier and Chapman have played some tough games over the past five years but overall the Panthers hold the series 7-3. 

2017-18 (0-2) | 2016-17 (2-0) |2015-16 (0-2) |2014-15 (1-1) |2013-14 (0-2)

By the Numbers

Whittier – After their 52-point blowout victory over the Leopards, Whittier has moved up in a number of categories.  They are averaging 84.3 points per game and shooting 45.8% from the field and 35.9% from three-point territory.  Inside they grab 39 rebounds per game with 15.1 assists.  Defensively though, the Poets are giving up 82.4 points per game, 43% shooting from the field and 34.7% from three-point territory.  They pick up 6.6 steals per game and 3.5 blocks with a -0.9 rebounding margin. 

Chapman – The Panthers are averaging 76.8 points per game, shooting 48.8% from the field and 38.9% from three-point territory.  They are at a 74% clip from the free throw line and are hauling in 36.6 rebounds per game with 13.7 assists.  Defensively they are giving up 73.2 points per game, allowing teams to shoot 44% from the field and 32.3% from deep, while putting up a 3.9 rebounding margin.    

2018-19 WC Impact Players

PG – Journey Shank (104 Points, 8.7 PPG, 42% Shooting, 32 rebounds, 52 assists, 14 steals)

G – Conner Longmire (117 Points, 11.7 PPG, 42% Shooting, 40% 3-Point Shooting, 55 Rebounds, 13, Assists, 7 Steals)

G – Ahmad Young (136 Points, 15.1 PPG, 51% Shooting, 35% 3-Point Shooting, 83% Free-Throw Shooting, 29 Rebounds, 19 Assists, 6 Steals)

F – Nick Potthoff (147 Points, 12.3 PPG, 42% Shooting, 37% 3-Point Shooting, 82 Rebounds, 17 Assists, 9 Steals, 6 Blocks)

F – Kenyatta Louder (188 Points, 15.7 PPG, 46% Shooting, 34% 3-Point Shooting, 89 Rebounds, 14 Assists, 6 Steals, 8 Blocks)

2018-19 CU Impact Players

G – Cam Haslam (234 Points, 21.3 PPG, 51% Shooting, 41% 3-Point Shooting, 26 Rebounds, 25 Assists, 10 Steals, 6 Blocks)

PF – Chandler White (181 Points, 16.5 PPG, 58% Shooting, 84 Rebounds, 12 Assists, 11 Steals)

PG – Reed Nakakihara (103 Points, 9.4 PPG, 48% Shooting, 45% 3-Point Shooting, 37 Rebounds, 33 Assists, 8 Steals)

SG – Colin Ferrier (75 Points, 6.8 PPG, 42% Shooting, 39% 3-Point Shooting, 51 Rebounds, 16 Assists, 7 Steals, 2 Blocks)

G – Jeff Kenney (68 Points, 6.2 PPG, 40% Shooting, 40% 3-Point Shooting, 36 Rebounds, 11 Assists, 4 Steals, 4 Blocks)

Probable Starters

Whittier – No. 3 Journey Shank (So. – Burbank, Calif.), No. 20 Ahmad Young (So.- Sunnyvale, Calif.), No. 22 Nick Potthoff (Jr. – Phoenix, AZ), No. 23 Kenyatta Louder (Jr. – Compton, Calif.), No. 42 Kyle Price (Jr. – Rocklin, Calif.)

Chapman – No. 4 Reed Nakakihara (Sr. – Santa Ana, Calif.), No. 10 Colin Ferrier (Jr. – San Clemente, Calif.), No. 11 Corwin Feerick (Sr. – San Diego, Calif.), No. 15 Cam Haslam (Jr. – Seattle, WA), No. 35 Chandler White (So. – Trabuco Canyon, Calif.)