Men's Basketball Tampa Bay Shootout Preview

Men's Basketball Tampa Bay Shootout Preview

The Bears are headed to Tampa Bay, Florida for the Tamp Bay Shootout hosted by DePauw University. Attending the tournament will be host DePauw, Buena Vista (Iowa) and Trinity (Texas).

Coast Guard will play the DePauw Tigers on December 29th at 5:00 followed by the team with the matching result in the Buena Vista, Trinity game on December 30th. The Tigers were selected for the NCAA tournament last season winning their first round game against Washington-St. Louis 83-73.

The Bears are off to their best start at 6-1 since the 2007-08 team started off the season 9-0 on their way to a 24-7 record and an appearance in the elite eight.

As a team, Coast Guard is one of the top rebounding teams in the nation as they average the most rebounds per game (48.57), fourth in defensive rebounds per game (33.71), and ninth in rebound margin (11.0).

Senior Kevin Alvarez is third in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) averaging 20.9 points per game. Sophomore Micah Baldez is second on the team in scoring (14.1) and is seventh in the conference with a 2.1 assist/turnover ratio. Fellow senior Mark Krebs is fourth in the conference with 8.6 rebounds per game.

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FOR LIVE STATS FOR GAME 2 – CLICK HERE

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