The Jambar

YSU Men’s Basketball is off to a hot start.

Andrew Kopnicky, Sports Writer

The YSU Penguins basketball team is 6-3 since the start of the season. Their losses came from bigger D1 schools such as Notre Dame, Navy and Northern Kentucky. All of the games they lost were away games, so that means they are still undefeated at home.

They have been averaging 83.1 points per game while their opponents are averaging 73.4 points per game. They have been led by 6’8 forward Adrian Nelson with 13.6 points per game.

Dwayne Cohil leads the team in best shooting percentage from the 3 point line, with .609 percent. Adrian Nelson leads the team with rebounds with 9.3 per game.

The Penguins got their first league win against Wright State with a score of 88-77.

“We’re playing 9 guys averaging double digits a game,” says Coach Calhoun.

Garrett Covington, who is supposed to be their best player because he has been with the team the longest. He averages 4.4 points per game.

Calhoun is not satisfied with their opening record because he thought they could’ve played better defense against Notre Dame, which they lost by seven points.

“Defense usually starts on the ball, so we have to guard the ball better,” says Calhoun.

The Penguins host the Westminster Titans on December 8th, which is a powerful D2 school from Pennsylvania.

Cohill scored a career high of 43 points against Wright State.

“Their zone has been successful for them over the last few years,” says YSU Forward Malek Green.