Game Day Information
Who: Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons (12-7, 4-4 Horizon League) at Wright State (11-8, 4-4)
When: Thursday, January 18 | 7 p.m. ET
Where: Dayton, Ohio | Nutter Center
Radio: 1380 AM The Fan | Listen
Talent: Brett Rump
Game Notes (PDF): Purdue Fort Wayne | Wright State
Series Record: Wright State leads 11-2
KNOW YOUR FOE:
// Wright State has won four of their last five games with their only loss being to Oakland.
// The Raiders won both contests from the ‘Dons last season, with the games being the first between the two teams since 2007.
‘DONS & ENDS
// Jarred Godfrey has seven games of 20 or more points this season. He has 32 career games of 20 or more points.
// In league play, Jarred Godfrey is averaging 18.0 points per game, fourth best in the league.
// Ra Kpedi grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds at Robert Morris (Dec. 29) with a career-best nine offensive rebounds. Kpedi is the first Mastodon with 15 rebounds since John Konchar had 15 vs. North Dakota State (March 2, 2019). He is the first Mastodon to record nine offensive rebounds in a game since Kevin Harden had nine against UTPA (now UTRGV) on Nov. 16, 2012.
// Ra Kpedi on the season has six double-digit rebound games, including double-doubles at Northwestern (Nov. 18), vs. Oakland (Dec. 3) and vs. Cleveland State (Jan. 16).
// The ‘Dons are giving up 65.3 points per game, third best in the Horizon League. Should the Mastodons finish the season at this average, it would be the best during the Division I era (2001-present) in program history. The current record is the 66.0 points the ‘Dons gave up in 2012-13.
// Jarred Godfrey has played in 140 career games, 2nd in program history. Former teammate Cameron Benford played in a program high 141 games from 2017-22.
// The ‘Dons are 10-0 this season when scoring 71 or more points in a game.
// Per sports-reference.com, Ra Kpedi leads the Horizon League in offensive rebounding percentage at 16.7 percent. He has a league-best 75 offensive boards.
// Jarred Godfrey owns 1,911 career points, second place in program history. The only Mastodon ahead of Godfrey is his former teammate John Konchar. Konchar sits in first place in program history with 2,065 points.
// Jarred Godfrey owns 582 rebounds, sixth in program history. When he reaches 603 rebounds he’ll enter the top five in program history. He is already in the top five in points, assists, steals, field goals, free throws and 3-pointers.
// Jarred Godfrey is shooting 93.5 percent (72-of-77) from the free throw line, 5th in the nation. Only once in program history has a player made 50 or more free throws in a season and finished at 90 percent or better. That was Ben Botts in 2009-09, making 65-of-71 (91.5 percent).
// Ra Kpedi has won the opening tip in 16-of-19 games this season. He also won the tip in overtime against Oakland (Dec. 3).
// The ‘Dons are 16th in the nation in 3-pointers per game (9.9).
// The ‘Dons are 8th in the nation in 3-point defense with teams shooting just 28.4 percent against them from three.
// Jarred Godfrey (1,911), Damian Chong Qui (1,458), Anthony Roberts (1,448), and Bobby Planutis (1,090) have each scored 1,000 career NCAA points. Deonte Billups (942) could enter that group this season.
// The ‘Dons have 13 games of double-digit offensive rebounds this season.
// Jarred Godfrey has failed to reach double-digits only once this season (nine points vs. Bluffton).
// Jarred Godfrey is the only active player in NCAA Division I men’s basketball with 1,900 points, 500 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 3-pointers. Since 1992-93 only 24 student-athletes have finished with such a career stat line. The list includes Shabazz Napier, Jameer Nelson, Eddie House and Kerry Kittles. (per sports-reference.com)
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