WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's basketball team looks for an Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) series split with Baldwin Wallace University on Saturday. Tip-off from Hermann Court is slated for 3 p.m.
The Teams: Wilmington and Baldwin Wallace (BW). The Fightin' Quakers are 8-12 overall and 6-7 in conference competition after an 85-80 win at Otterbein University on Wednesday. The Yellow Jackets are 12-8 overall and 8-5 in OAC play after dispatching Ohio Northern University 80-67 on Wednesday evening.
The Coaches: K.C. Hunt is in his 13th 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 is in his fifth season as BW's head coach. He led the Yellow Jackets to a 21-9 record, an OAC Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament last season.
The Players: Jeffery Mansfield leads the Quakers in scoring at 18.4 points per game and rebounding at 4.5 boards per contest. DaeShawn Jackson, who poured in a game-high 25 points in Wilmington's win at Otterbein University, scored 15.7 points per contest. Abdul Kanu and Colin Myers, who both score in double figures, also grab over four rebounds per game. Payton Smith leads the squad in assists at 4.3 per 40 minutes. Luke Schaefer and Michael Quiring both score in double figures for BW while Drew Sova grabs a team-high 8.3 rebounds per game.
Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Wilmington 75.9, BW 73.7; opponents' points per game – Wilmington 78.1, BW 70.8; field goal percentage – Wilmington 44.2, BW 44.4; three-point percentage – Wilmington 32.6, BW 34.1; free throw percentage – Wilmington 67.3, BW 67.6; rebounds per game – Wilmington 31.1, BW 36.6; assist-to-turnover ratio – Wilmington 1.09, BW, 1.09.
Down to the Wire: The last four matchups between Baldwin Wallace and Wilmington have been decided by single digits.
Recent History: Wilmington is 19-28 against BW since the 1996 season. The Yellow Jackets claimed an 87-84 victory at Ursprung Gymnasium on Jan. 18. More information on the series history can be viewed by visiting the link above.
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Coverage: Live statistics, live video and live audio of the game will be available - visit the links above.
Up Next: Wilmington hosts Muskingum University for a 7 p.m. game on Wednesday.