KEENE, N.H. - January moves on with one chance to catch a Keene State College athletic event early in the week before several road competitions.
The Owls will step out of conference play for the final time in the regular season when they welcome Colby-Sawyer College to Spaulding Gymnasium on Monday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. KSC senior Ty Nichols enters the game needing eight points to become the new all-time men's basketball scoring leader. Nichols currently has 2,016 career points and surpassed the 2,000 point mark in a recent 80-59 win over the University of Southern Maine. The week continues with conference road tests at UMass Boston on Wednesday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. and at UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, January 26 at 3:00 p.m. The Owls enter the week in third place in the conference at 6-3, sitting behind Eastern Connecticut State University (8-1) and UMass Dartmouth (6-2).
Swimming and Diving
The KSC men's and women's swimming and diving teams have a quick turnaround, as they will be back in the pool for a meet at Norwich University on Wednesday, January 23 at 3:00 p.m. It is their final competition before the Tech Sprints on February 2 and the NEISDA Championships later that month.
Keene State will look to build on an exciting buzzer-beating 68-65 win over Southern Maine when they travel to Massachusetts twice this week. First, they will visit UMass Boston on Wednesday, January 23 at 5:30 p.m. The Beacons are in second place with a 7-2 conference record. The Owls wrap up the week with a visit to the team above UMB in the standings, UMass Dartmouth, on Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. Keene State senior Emily McPadden needs one more three to reach 200 for her career, which is a top six mark on the KSC all-time list.
Indoor Track and Field
Men's and women's indoor track and field will travel to the Boston area for a pair of events covering two days on Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26. Some will compete in the Branwen Smith-King Invitational, a second annual event held in Medford, Mass. and hosted by Tufts University, while others will take part in the Terrier Invitational at Boston University.