No. 8 Washburn, Emporia State Renew Turnpike Tussle January 2nd

By: WU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: WU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley

The No. 8-ranked Washburn Ichabods will look to rebound from their first loss of the season as they wrap up the non-conference slate against Emporia State on Jan. 2 in Lee Arena. The Ichabods and Hornets are in different MIAA pods. The match up between rivals on Feb. 28 in Emporia will count in the MIAA standings. The Ichabods are coming off a 86-69 loss at undefeated Newman and the Hornets have been idle since topping Southwestern on Dec. 15 in a 110-69 win. The Ichabods will then begin a three-game road trip beginning at Central Oklahoma on Jan. 5. The Ichabods will not return for a home game until Jan. 16 against Truman in the middle of a six-of-seven game stretch on the road for the Ichabods.

Opening Tip
Game Notes: Washburn | Emporia State
Date: Jan. 2, 2012
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Topeka, Kan..
Arena: Schendel Court at Lee Arena (3,970)
Radio: KTPK 106.9 FM
Online Audio: Through wusports.com (free)
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Television: None
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Series: WU 103-98
'Bod Quick notes
• The last time the Ichabods faced the Hornets in a regular season non-conference game was on Jan. 21, 1991 when the Ichabods won at Emporia State 72-69 when the Ichabods had made the move to the NCAA while the Hornets remained in the NAIA. The Hornets won the first meeting that season 84-71 in Topeka on Dec. 8, 1990.
• The Ichabods have won 23 consecutive non-conference regular season games. Washburn's last loss in a regular season non-MIAA game on on Nov. 29, 2005 to Central Oklahoma 83-67.
• Washburn had its 15-game winning streak snapped in the loss at Newman last time out.

Ichabods on radio
Washburn games will be broadcast on 106.9 FM KTPK with Mark Elliott and Jake Lebahn. The game will also be streamed live on the wusports.com website by following the listen live links on the men's basketball schedule page.

The coaches
Washburn Ichabod head basketball coach Bob Chipman
• He is in his 34th season at the helm of the Ichabods.
• Ichabod head coach Bob Chipman is a 1973 graduate of Kansas State earning both his undergraduate and master's degree in Manhattan.
• He is 728-297 overall.
• He has 487 wins since the Ichabods joined the MIAA, the most of any conference school since the 1989-90 season.
• Has led the Ichabods to 12 MIAA regular season titles and a MIAA-coaching tops of five postseason tournament championships.
• He has led the Ichabods to 12 NCAA National Tournament appearances.
• In home games, he is 421-77 going 368-66 in Lee Arena.
• He is second in all-time coaching victories in active NCAA Division II coaches.
• His 728 coaching wins is 25th in all-time NCAA coaches at all levels.
• He led the Ichabods to the 1987 NAIA National Championship and a 2001 NCAA National game, which was later vacated by Kentucky Wesleyan.
• Chipman played for legendary coach Jack Hartman earning two letters.
• He is 49-22 against Emporia State. The 49 wins ties the most by Chipman against any team along with the 49 he has picked up against Pittsburg State.

Emporia State head coach Shaun Vandiver . . .
• is 13-22 in his second season at Emporia State.
• was a first round draft pick by the Golden State Warriors in 1991 spent ten years as an assistant coach at the NCAA Division I level.
• as a player he was a key component in Hutchinson CC's tournament run to the 1988 NJCAA National Championship before earning first-team All-Big 8 honors at Colorado.
• is 0-3 against Washburn.

Last time out for the Ichabods • Newman 86, #2 Washburn 69 • 12/15/12
WICHITA, Kan. -- The No. 2-ranked Washburn Ichabods fell for the first time this season losing at Newman 86-69 in a battle of undefeated teams.
The Jets (8-0) led from start to finish as they hit 5 of their first 6 shots from the field jumping out to a 7-2 lead just over two minutes into the game. Washburn rallied and cut the Jets lead to 7-6 after a pair of Will McNeillfree throws. Again the Jets jumped out to a five-point lead, but the Ichabods came back to tie the score at 11 with 14:26 left in the first half. A 10-2 run by the Jets over the next three minutes pushed the Newman lead back out to eight, but again the Ichabods trimmed the lead back to one at 22-21. The Jets pushed out to a six-point lead at 32-26 before the Ichabods for the third time cut the lead back to a one-point lead at 32-31 just before the half. However the Jets would go on a 10-4 run to end the half with a 45-37 lead for the first Ichabod deficit at the half of the season.
In the second half, the Ichabods came out and cut the Jets' lead to three at 45-42 and to six at 60-54 and at 62-56 but would get no closer as the Jets picked up the win.
Washburn was led by McNeill's 20 points as he finished 14 of 17 from the free throw line collecting five steals.Martin Mitchell had 10 points. Alex North returned to the court for the first time since suffering a concussion in the Bethany game prior to Thanksgiving scoring nine points off the bench hitting a pair of three pointers.Bobby Chipman led the Ichabods with seven rebounds scoring seven.
Darrell Traylor and Shamar Acuay scored 15 off the bench for the Jets.
Washburn turned the ball over 18 times leading to 16 points for Newman. Newman also outrebounded the Ichabods 40 to 33 in the game. The Jets finished 46 percent from the field hitting nine 3-pointers. Washburn was 39 percent from the field and 2 of 16 from 3-point range. Both teams finished 25 of 37 from the free throw line. Newman's bench outscored the Ichabod bench 41 to 15.

Series history with Emporia State
• The meeting on Jan. 2 will be the 202nd meeting between these two schools and the Ichabods lead at 103-98. This is the most-played series for Washburn.
• The Ichabods have won the last three in the series sweeping the Hornets in the regular season and winning in the first round of the MIAA tournament.
• The two teams started the series in 1905-06, Washburn's first recorded year of basketball, and they have met every year since the 1945-46 season.
• This will be the 68th straight year they have played each other at least once.
• The Ichabods are 20-8 against the Hornets in Lee Arena.
• Washburn is 27-13 against ESU in MIAA games.
• Washburn is 4-1 against ESU in MIAA Postseason tournament games.

About Emporia State
• The Hornets are 5-4 this season after winning four-of-five to start the season.
• ESU lost at Northeastern State 63-56 and at Central Missouri 72-65 in MIAA play.
• The Hornets topped Southwestern 110-69 in their last game on Dec. 15.
• Kaleb Wright leads the team with 17.8 ppg adding 4.7 rpg and 2.3 apg. In the two MIAA games, he is averaging 10.0 ppg.
• Gavin Brown leads the team with 7.4 rpg averaging 7.3 ppg.

Last Time out for Emporia State
Dec. 15 -The Emporia State men's basketball team started its Holiday Break with a resounding 110-69 victory over Southwestern on Saturday night in White Auditorium. Kaleb Wright scored a game high 25 points to lead five Hornets in double figures.
The game was tied at 14-14 at the first media timeout when Terrence Moore ignited the White Auditorium crowd with six straight points including a pair of dunks on the fast break. A Tre Boutilier dunk on the break gave Emporia State a 22-14 lead and the Hornets would take a 48-33 lead into halftime.
The Hornets opened the second half on a 10-1 run to go ahead 58-34 on Paul Bunch's dunk with 16:48 left in the game. Emporia State would have 14-0 and 12-0 runs later in the half and took their biggest lead of the game at 94-47 with 8:11 left in the game.
Wright was joined in double figures by Moore with 19 points on nine of ten shooting, Bunch with 14 points, Boutilier with 12 and Michael Harris with 11 points. The Hornets shot .597 from the field for the game including a blistering .658 in the second half. Taylro Euler, Moore and Micha Swank each had five assists as Emporia State dished a season high 27 assists. They also connected on a season high 14 three pointers but were outscored 11-4 from the free throw line.

Last meeting with Emporia State
(March 2, 2012) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Washburn Ichabods advanced in the first round of the MIAA Tournament with a 67-51 win over Emporia State.
Will McNeill jump started a Washburn run turning a one-point Emporia State lead at 36-35 into a 11-point Ichabod lead while going on a 14-2 run with a traditional 3-point play. McNeill started at the run 15:05 mark of the second half and Martin Mitchell hit a pair of 3-pointers in the run and McNeill added a three of his own to stake Washburn to a 49-38 lead with 12:21.
Emporia State's Troy Pierce cut the lead to nine to stop the run with a layup. Washburn stretched the lead out to 14 after a jumper by McNeill and a jumper by Mitchell with just under seven minutes to play. After a free throw by the Hornets' Tola Lawal, the Ichabods would go on an 8-0 run pulling out to a 65-44 lead with 2:37 to play and continue on to the 16-point win.
The teams were tied at the break after the teams struggled from the field as Washburn was 9 of 28 (32 percent) and the Hornets were 10 of 25 (40 percent). The Ichabods improved to 49 percent in the second half hitting 16 of 33 shots to finish 25 of 61 from the field for the game.
Washburn also took care of the ball committing only four turnovers in the game while forcing the Hornets into 19 turnovers converting those into 24 points.
McNeill led the ichabods with 27 points collecting six rebounds and two steals to push his single season total 71 - two shy of tying the Ichabod single season record. Mitchell joined the Ichabods in double figures with 14 on 6 of 13 going 2 of 4 from 3-point range. Bobby Chipman had nine points and a team-high eight rebounds with five offensive boards.
Taylor Euler scored 12 to lead the Hornets.

Bod bits
• Will McNeill was named a preseason All-American by the Basketball Times. He is the first Ichabod to receive preseason All-American honors since Travis Robbins prior to the 2004-05 season.
• Will McNeill has been named the MIAA Player of the Week twice on Nov. 26 and on Dec. 3.
• The Ichabods are +19.6 in scoring margin this season.
• The three freshman on the Ichabod roster (Khai Hutchinson, Evan Robinson and Colton Anderson) are all redshirting this season.
• Alex North saw his first action at Newman since suffering a concussion on Nov. 19 when he was undercut by a Bethany player. He scored nine points off the bench in 21 minutes hitting a pair of 3-pointers.

Bod tweets . . . 140-character or less notes on the Ichabods
• The Ichabods led for 39:43 of the game against Rockhurst, 39:49 of the game against Bethany, 39:40 of the game against Peru State, 33:29 against St. Mary's, 38:25 against Minnesota Duluth, 37:57 against Bellevue and 39:37 against Southwest Baptist in their seven games this season. #Domination
• That translates to 96.3 percent of the season #MathFact
• The game against Newman was the first time the Ichabods did not lead at any point in a game since Feb. 17, 2010 in a 77-54 loss at Missouri Southern #PlayingFromBehind
• Will McNeill is eighth on all-time scoring chart with 1,335 points in 98 games #Buckets
• Next on the chart is Ron Berkholtz (1,342 - 1965-69) in seventh on the all-time chart #SelectCompany
• Will McNeill's 453 field goals is eighth all-time at Washburn #Scorer
• Bobby Chipman's 195 3-point attempts is 23rd in school history #FromWayDowntown
• Bobby Chipman's 65 career blocks is seventh all-time at Washburn and can move into the top five with three more #RejectionCity
• Will McNeill's 373 free throw made is fourth at Washburn #GetToTheLine
• Will McNeill's 473 free throw attempts is sixth at Washburn #LineTime
• Will McNeill's 195 career steals is first at Washburn #NoBodyInFrontOfHim
• The MIAA record for career steals is 383 by Eddin Santiago #FastHands

Ichabod Basketball HIstory
• Washburn is 1,438-970-2 all-time in 2,410 games played
• The 2012-13 season is Washburn's 107th of basketball.
• Washburn is the ninth-winningest program in NCAA Division II history.
• The Ichabods are 487-213 since joining the NCAA Division II ranks, which is the most wins by any program in the MIAA since the 1989-90 season.
• Washburn has won ten MIAA regular season championships and 21 conference championships in school history.
• The Ichabods previously won the MIAA regular season championship in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2012.

Ichabods in the national rankings
• The Washburn Ichabods dropped to the eighth-spot after their loss at undefeated Newman who jumped from unranked to No. 18 in the poll.
• The Ichabods have been in the top 10 in the national rankings 50 times while being ranked in the top 25 a total of 92 times since joining the NCAA.

Home sweet home
• The Ichabods are 368-66 (.848) all-time in Lee Arena.
• The 2012-13 season marks the 28th season of play in Lee Arena.
• The Ichabods recorded a school-best 28-game winning streak from Nov. 19, 1993 to Feb. 8, 1995 in Lee Arena.

?Up Next
The Ichabods will return to action on Jan. 5 at Central Oklahoma beginning a three-game road trip and a stretch of six-of-seven on the road with the lone home game in the middle on Jan. 16 against Truman.


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