FSU Men’s Basketball Continues Impressive Run In Conference Play

In long-tenured coach Webb Hatch’s final season, the Frostburg State University (FSU) men’s basketball team has continued to rack up impressive conference victories through the middle of the 2017-2018 season.  After playing a long slate of games against tough conference competition in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC), the Bobcats currently hold a 8-6 record in CAC play, placing them fifth in the conference standings.  Currently, two of the Bobcats’ top players also rank among the statistical  leaders of the CAC.  FSU senior forward Tyler Michael ranks second in the conference in points per game with 18.1.  Meanwhile, FSU junior forward Edwin Cole leads the CAC in rebounds per game with 10.0.

More than just impressive individual performances, the Bobcats’ recent midseason success has included several significant victories against conference rivals.  These victories included a 67-60 win in Bobcat Arena against Marymount, a 68-63 win on the road against Mary Washington, and a thrilling 82-76 overtime win at home against Southern Virginia.  However, by far the most impressive performance by the team this season was the 95-85 win at home against York, who was ranked seventh in the nation at the time of the contest.  That victory was without a doubt one of the most historic and significant wins of the Hatch era and all of FSU basketball history.  In that game, the Bobcats shot 54 percent from the field and made thirteen three-pointers.  Senior FSU forward Darren Campbell was a perfect five-for-five from deep and finished seven-for-seven overall from the field with 23 points. FSU sophomore point guard Lawrence Pettis, Jr. added 29 points an eight assists to lead the Bobcats to victory.

As the FSU men’s basketball team heads down the final stretch of the 2017-2018 season, they will look to finish strong in conference play and build momentum towards the 2018 CAC conference tournament.

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