Patriot hoop teams host Jaguars on Wednesday

Patriot hoop teams host Jaguars on Wednesday

The Francis Marion University men's and women's basketball teams will play host to Augusta University for a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader on Wednesday (Feb. 12).  The women's game will tip-off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men's contest at 7:30 p.m.

Admission to the basketball twinbill is $8 for adults, $5 for students, and FMU students are admitted free with identification. Both games will be streamed live online courtesy of the Patriot Sports Network.

The women's game will be the FMU program's annual Play 4 Kay game, used to fundraise for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, and fans are encouraged to wear pink.

Francis Marion junior forward Kiana Adderton is fourth in the conference in scoring at 17.4 points per game and ninth in rebounding at 7.3 rebounds per game.

FMU leads the all-time women's series 39-20. FMU (11-9, 7-7) is tied for six in the PBC standings, but only two games out of the coveted fourth position (home game in the open round of the PBC Tournament).

The Jaguars are by the trio of sophomore guard Kiera Howard (11.2 ppg), freshman forward Kennedi Manning (10.6 ppg, 7.3 rpg), and junior guard Zairya West (10.5 ppg).

Sophomore 6-7 center Winston Hill continues to lead the FMU men.  He leads the Peach Belt in scoring (20.4 ppg) and is second in rebounding (9.1 rpg).  He is also attempting to become only the third Patriot to ever average a double-double for an entire season.  The only others were Dennis Sullen in two consecutive years (12.1 ppg and 11.3 rpg in 1975-76 ; 18.3 ppg and 10.4 rpg in 1974-75) and Allen Floyd in consecutive seasons (13.4 ppg and 10.6 rpg in 1973-74 ; 22.4 ppg and 11.5 rpg in 1972-73).

Senior 6-4 forward Rafael Monteiro paces the Jaguar men at 17.9 ppg and 7.7 rpg.