Men's basketball at Central Methodist, Thur., 7:30pm

Men’s Basketball
#19 Evangel Crusaders (14-5, 7-2) at Central Methodist (15-6, 5-4)
Game #20 / HAAC Game # 10 – Thur., Jan. 24, 2013
7:30 p.m. – Fayette, Mo. – Puckett Field House 

Evangel Broadcast Coverage:
Radio- ESPN 1400 AM
Live audio- www.audiosportsonline.net

Evangel faces Eagles: Evangel travels to Central Methodist Thursday for a Heart of America conference game.

The Crusaders are 15-4, 7-2 in the conference and are ranked 19th nationally in NAIA-I. Evangel enters the game in a first place tie in the league with MidAmerica Nazarene. The Pioneers are home against Peru State on Thursday. Evangel has won six of their last seven games and picked up a 69-52 win at home over Peru State.

Central Methodist is 15-6 and 5-4 in the league. The Eagles lost at Baker 58-45 on Saturday. Central Methodist has lost three of their last four games and is in fourth place in the conference.

On Jan. 3, Central Methodist head coach Jeff Sherman won the 500th game of his head coaching career with an 84-64 win over Graceland. Sherman is in his 28th season as head coach with the Eagles.

Central Methodist handed Evangel one of the Crusaders’ two conference losses and only loss this year at the Ashcroft Center 59-56 on Nov. 29. 

Head Coaches:
Evangel: Steve Jenkins (31st year, 576-401)
Central Methodist: Jeff Sherman (28th year, 505-398) 

Last Game:
Evangel: won vs. Peru St. 69-52 (Sat.)
Central Methodist: lost at Baker 58-45

All-Time Series: Evangel 37-27 

Previous Meeting:
Central Methodist 59 Evangel 56 (Nov. 29 at EU)

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