Men's Basketball: Blue Jays at Greenville University Preview

15 - Ian Smith
15 - Ian Smith

Fulton, Mo. - The Westminster College Blue Jay men's basketball team will be back in action on Tuesday night at Greenville University. Head Coach Matt Mitchell and his team will take the court against the Greenville University Panthers. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.. 

The Details:

When:    March 9th, 2021

Where:   Greenville, Ill. at Greenville University

Venue:   H.J. Long Gymnasium

Time:     7:30 p.m.

Affiliations:  Westminster and Greenville are NCAA Division III institutions and  members of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC)

Live Video:  HERE

Greenville University COVID-19 Attendance Policy:  No Fans Will Be Permitted.

Taking a look at the Westminster College Blue Jays (1-2, 1-2 SLIAC):

  • The Blue Jays are coming off a tough home loss vs. Webster University 76-69.
  • The Blue Jays are led in scoring by Jaxon Althaus at 14.0 PPG. Also, in double figures are  Braedan Wetrich at 12.0 PPG, Camron Jamison 9.3 PPG, Emil Spriggs 9.3 PPG and Landon Harrison 9.0 PPG.
  • The Blue Jays top rebounders are Althause with 6.3 RPG, Harrison with 5.0 PPG and Spriggs with 4.7 RPG.
  • Spriggs leads the team in assists with 3.7 APG.
  • The all-time series between Westminster and Greenville is 28-26 in favor of Westminster.
  • The two teams split last seasons matchups with Greenville winning 132-131 at Greenville and Westminster winning at home 131-126.
  • The Blue Jays average 75.7 PPG while shooting 43.9% from the field, 36.7% from the three-point line and 66.7% from the free throw line.  The Blue Jays are giving up 76.7 PPG and

 Taking a look at the Greenville University Panthers (1-8, 1-1 SLIAC):

  • Greenville University was picked to finish third in the SLIAC Pre-season Coaches Poll.
  • The Panthers are led in scoring by Kenneth Cooley at 16.1 PPG, Ralph Jalnaiz 11.7, Romello Ball 10.9 PPG, Henry Johnson 10.6 PPG and Travis Dickey 10.1 PPG.
  • The Panthers leading rebounders are Cooley at 3.9 RPG with Johnson and Phillip Curtis with 3.8 RPG each.
  • The Panthers leading assist man is Dustin Bankowski with 4.4 APG and Ball with 3.2 APG.
  • The Panthers leaders in steals are Dustin Bankowski with 2.1 SPG, Ball 1.9 SPG and Cooley 1.7 SPG.
  • The Panthers average 129.5 PPG on 45.8% from the field, 33.7% from the three-point line and 66.7% from the free throw line. The Panthers give up  133.0 PPG.


Eureka 2-0 4-2
Blackburn 1-1 1-1
Fontbonne 1-1 2-4
Webster 1-1 1-2
Greenville 1-1 1-8
Westminster (Mo.) 1-2 1-2
Iowa Wesleyan 1-2 2-5
Spalding 0-0 0-0

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