CHICAGO – The IUPUI basketball team will kick off a third straight true road game on Monday night (Nov. 14) to open the 2022-23 season when the Jaguars take on Chicago State (0-2) at the Jones Convocation Center. Monday’s game begins at 19:00 CT (8:00 Eastern) and will be broadcast on FloSports.
head coach Matt Crenshaw‘s team opened the season with back-to-back road losses during a two-game trip across Iowa, suffering losses at Iowa State and Drake. Junior Daylan Hamilton strode the Jags with a career-high 12 points (5-11 FG, 1-2 3s, 1-2 FT) from the IUPUI bench at Drake on Wednesday (Nov. 9) and freshman Vincent Brady II finished with nine points. Crenshaw has used three newcomers on the starting lineup of both games so far: Brady (5.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg), Amhad Jarard (4.5 ppg) and Armon Jarard (2.0 rpg) all started in the first two games of the season. Sophomore Guard Jlynn counter leads the team in scoring (12.0 ppg) and shooting 40 percent from the floor to start the year.
IUPUI was without the services of the projected Launch Guard Bryce Monroe injured earlier in the year. Monroe averaged 6.3 points and 2.2 assists per game at San Diego last season and was the 2021 Southland Conference Freshman of the Year after averaging 10.1 points and 2.8 assists per game at Sam Houston State had scored.
Monday’s game marks the 27th all-time clash between IUPUI and Chicago State, with the two teams splitting the first 26 clashes. CSU defeated IUPUI last season at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum on December 16, 2021, 61-55. IUPUI is only 4-8 all-time in 12 matchups played in Chicago.
“I thought we put up a fight tonight, especially after such a bad start. That was good preparation for us, especially for some of our younger guys. Having to prepare for a tough opponent on the road after just a day off , is what it is.” you must also do this when you come to the conference game. It was a good test and showed us where we stand and now we have to go back home and get to work,” said Crenshaw after the loss to Drake.
– IUPUI newcomers scored 50 points combined in the win against Brescia, and newcomers scored 91 of the team’s 101 points.
– IUPUI returns just 9.1 points per game from a season ago as Crenshaw’s roster only returns two letter winners Boston Stanton III (4.7 ppg) and Carrasco (4.4 ppg). The 9.1 points per game is the lowest recurring points in the country among the nation’s Division I programs.
IUPUI will take on Franklin College on Saturday, November 19 at 12 noon at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. This game will air on ESPN+ as Greg Rakestraw (pxp) and Bob Lovell (analyst) detail the action. Tickets are available through TicketMaster as Saturday is Military Appreciation Day at the Colosseum.