YOUNGSTOWN -- Kamren Belin stature was what Youngstown State was looking for, a player to toggle back and forth from the small to the power forward.
However, the 6-foot-7, 235-pound junior college transfer brought more than a inside presence.
He quickly had an fixation for the 3. It was a quick hit here and there, nothing he was dependent upon to camp out around the 3-point arc.
Belin, a junior from Georgia, was 3 of 6 from 3-point range, as part of his 17 points in Monday's win at the University of Georgia.
"It's something I constantly work on," Belin said. "I take pride in that, being able stretch the defense."
Tonight, YSU may have its defense stretched as it faces an upstart 0-2 St. Francis (Pa.) team. Tipoff is at 7:05 p.m.
The Red Flash are led by guard Ollie Jackson, who puts in 17 points per outing. St. Francis dropped its first two at Penn State (65-58) and at Niagara (86-69).
"Tougher guard for us than we've had the first two games," said Slocum, whose team beat George Washington and Georgia. "Three really, really talented guards from the perimeter."
YSU won at St. Francis last year by one point.
"We struggled because they're so mobile and quick," YSU coach Jerry Slocum said. "They are quick, lot better off the bounce."
After the Georgia game, Slocum told his players two wins were not enough for this team.
"He's like, 'Keep your high for this game, for tonight, but when it's over, you need a new one, your next fix, your next game,' " Belin said.
This is the next game for YSU, and the Penguins plan to treat St. Francis not like a Northeastern Conference team that it is, but like a school further south.
"We're going to treat them like Georgia," Belin said.
BENCH PLAY: The previous two games Slocum said he became comfortable with seeing his bench expand.
He was pleased with sixth and seventh players, D.J. Cole (5-11, 175, sophomore, G) and Bobby Hain (6-10, 235, freshman, F).
Hain has 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Cole added 12.
"Obviously, we don't win the GW game without those two guys," Slocum said.
Fletcher Larson (6-8, 215, sophomore, F) and Canfield native Mike Podolsky (6-2, 199, junior, G) saw some time against Georgia.
"I feel confident playing nine guys," Slocum said. "A couple of freshmen are trying to break through.
"Obviously we have seven, but we have good backups in Fletch and Mike."
MILESTONE WATCH: Warren G. Harding graduate and YSU senior forward Damian Eargle (6-7, 225) is 28 points away from 1,000 in his career. He has scored 704 of his points in his previous two years at YSU and the other during his freshman season at Greensboro.