WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's basketball team looks for its third consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) victory when Baldwin Wallace University (BW) comes to Hermann Court for a 3 p.m. game on Saturday.
The Teams: Wilmington and Baldwin Wallace. The Fightin' Quakers are 8-5 on the season and 4-3 in conference play after a 104-75 blowout victory at Otterbein University on Wednesday evening. The Yellow Jackets are 10-4 overall and also 4-3 in the league after dispatching Ohio Northern University 90-75 on Wednesday. Coincidentally, both Wilmington and BW have lost to the same three conference teams – Capital University, Marietta College and the University of Mount Union.
The Coaches: K.C. Hunt is in his 12th season as head coach of Wilmington's men's basketball program. Hunt, who has coached two All-Americans and seven of the school's 1,000-point scorers, led the Quakers to OAC Tournament titles in 2010 and 2014. He garnered Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year honors for guiding Wilmington to OAC Tournament title and a win in the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2010. Tom Heil, formerly the head coach at Defiance College, is in his fourth season as BW's head coach and has produced four consecutive winning seasons during that span.
The Players: Both DaeShawn Jackson and Kevin Lewis lead Wilmington in scoring at 16.7 and 16.0 points per game respectively. Will Patrick, who scored a season-high 17 points in the Quakers' win over JCU on Saturday, also scores in double figures for the Quakers. Lewis, the OAC leader in steals, averages 2.5 steals and 5.8 rebounds per game, both team highs for Wilmington. Payton Smith and Jackson both dish out over two assists per contest. Jay Battle leads the Yellow Jackets in the scoring column as the senior puts in over 16 points per game. Drew Sova grabs a team-high 8.6 rebounds for BW.
Tale of the Tape: Points per game - Wilmington 79.2, BW 77.3; opponents points per game - Wilmington 76.9, BW 68.9; field goal percentage - Wilmington 41.8, BW 44.7; three-point percentage - Wilmington 35.8, BW 36.4; free throw percentage - Wilmington 68.1, BW 64.6; rebounds per game - Wilmington 36.5, BW 37.9; assist-to-turnover ratio - Wilmington 0.95, BW 1.19.
Recent History: Wilmington is 16-25 against BW since joining the OAC prior to the 2000-01 season. The Yellow Jackets have won the last nine meetings. More information on the series history can be viewed at the link above.
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Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the game will be available - visit the links above.
Up Next: Wilmington hosts Muskingum University for a 7 p.m. contest on Wednesday.