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December 04, 2002

USI menís basketball starts conference homestand

The University of Southern Indiana menís and womenís basketball teams will begin a Great Lakes Valley Conference homestand Thursday, December 5, when they host the University of Indianapolis. Game times Thursday are 5:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The USI menís basketball team enters Thursdayís match-up with Indianapolis looking to bounce back from the shocking loss to Bellarmine University, 82-80, Monday evening. USI enters the game with a 2-2 record, 0-2 in the GLVC.

USI returns home after a rough road trip to open GLVC action, also falling to Kentucky Wesleyan College, 73-61.

Senior forward Diondíre Givens (Mt. Vernon, Indiana) is USIís top scorer after four games, averaging 15.0 points. For the first time in his career, Givens has started the season with four straight double-digit scoring efforts.

Givens is followed by sophomore guard Cris Brunson (Evansville, Indiana) with 12.0 points per game. Brunson has had his problems the last two games, averaging just 7.0 points.

The Greyhounds of Indianapolis come to the PAC with a 3-1 overall record and a perfect 2-0 in the GLVC. Indianapolis lost the season opener to Grand Valley State University, but has bounced back to defeat Southwest Baptist University, Southern Illinois Univesity Edwardsville, and Quincy University.

Indianapolis sophomore guard David Logan leads four Greyhounds, who are scoring in double digits, with 21.8 points a game. Logan had 23 points in the victory over Quincy University Monday.

Logan is followed by junior forward Rodney Rollins with 12.5 points per game and sophomore guard Cory Bennett with 12.3 points per contest. Junior center Jason Wright rounds out the double figure scores with 10.0 per game and leads the squad with 7.8 rebounds a game.

USI leads the series, 37-13, and has won the last seven games with the Greyhounds. The Eagles also have won the last 19 games with Indianapolis at the PAC.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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