WASHINGTON - With only four regular season games remaining, No. 8 CUA gets the stretch run going Wednesday night when the Cardinals begin a three-game roadtrip at Susquehanna. CUA improved to 11-0 at home this season with an 84-73 victory vs. Drew over the weekend, thanks to a 53.2 percent shooting performance, and Nate Koenig's first career double-double (17 points, 10 rebounds).
For the fourth time in his career, Shawn Holmes was named the Landmark Conference Player of the Week on Monday. The Baltimore native shot 50 percent from the field and averaged 20 points in two wins last week.
CUA shot a season-high 36 free throws in the win over Drew, sinking 28 (77.8 percent). The 36 attempts are the Cardinals most since shooting 38 on January 1, 2012 vs. Buffalo State.
CUA shot 53.2 percent from the field in its win over Drew this past weekend. It marked the eighth time this season in which the Cardinals shot above 50 percent in a game. CUA has won all eight of those games and is a combined 15-1 over the last three seasons when sinking more than half of its shots.
Three Cardinals are averaging double figure points (Kearney, Holmes, Limberiou) and five are averaging at least 7.8 points (Kearney, Holmes, Limberiou, Koenig, Fonville). All five of those Cardinals have posted at least one game with at least 15 points.
After winning three straight, including an 85-76 overtime victory vs. Scranton over the weekend, Susquehanna finds itself alone in fourth place in the conference standings. The Crusaders received a game-high 24 points from freshman Brandon Hedley and outscored the Royals 15-6 to move to 5-5 in the Landmark.
Hedley leads the team in scoring at 14.2 points per game, while Spencer Ortmyer adds 10.7 per game. Wednesday's game features the top two teams in the conference in terms of assists, with Susquehanna leading the way at 15.9 per game and CUA second with 15.6.
CUA meets Susquehanna for the 24th time Wednesday evening, with the Cardinals owning a slim 12-11 lead. Prior to this season, the teams had split their previous eight matchups. CUA won last month's meeting in Washington by a score of 82-65.
For more information on Wednesday's game, check out the CUA game notes.
CUA and Susquehanna get started at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Click here for links to live video and stats.