First Meeting: 1915
Series Record: F&M Leads 94-38
Streak: UC +2
Last 10: 4-6
Last F&M Victory: 77-65; 2/22/2020
Last Ursinus Victory: 97-77; 2022
The Franklin & Marshall men's basketball team (3-1) travels to Ursinus (4-0) for its first Centennial Conference game of the season Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
The Diplomats completed a big second half comeback after being down 12 points with 13:25 left in the game to beat Albright, 77-75, Friday evening. Vakaris Grauslys led the Diplomats offensively as he racked up 18 points while going 6-of-11 (54.5 percent) from the field and 4-of-6 (66.7 percent) from beyond the arc. F&M as a team averages 12 three-pointers made per game, which is the most in the Centennial Conference. Read the full recap here.
Ursinus swept the Diplomats last year in both matchups. In the most recent meeting, the Bears came out on top, 97-77. Josh Parra recorded a double-double as he finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Omar Nichols splashed four three-pointers as he ended his day with 16 points. Read the recap here.
The last time Franklin & Marshall defeated Ursinus was during the 2019-20 season, where the Diplomats rolled to a 77-65 win over the Bears on Senior Night. Ignas Slyka '20 recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, F&M shot 46.6 percent (27-of-58) from the field and 45.5 percent (10-of-22) from beyond the arc. Read the full recap here.
Ursinus Team Preview
The Bears are currently undefeated this season after holding off Widener in a 90-86 overtime victory Saturday afternoon. Guard Ryan Hughes averages 23.3 points per game to lead the CC. Hughes has been shooting 64.6 percent (31-of-48) from the field and 57.1 percent (8-of-14) on three-pointers this season. Guard Trevor Wall averages 17.8 points per game and 3.3 assists per game. Ursinus as a team has the number-one ranked scoring offense in the Centennial Conference, averaging 88.8 points per game.