WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's basketball team continues the final stretch of Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) play at Marietta College on Saturday. Tip-off from Ban Johnson Arena is scheduled for 3 p.m.
The Teams: Wilmington and Marietta. The Fightin' Quakers bring a 10-12 overall record and 8-7 mark in OAC play to the game after a 79-74 come-from-behind win over Muskingum University on Wednesday. The Pioneers are 18-4 overall and 12-3 in conference competition after falling 81-67 at home to the University of Mount Union on Wednesday.
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. Jon VanderWal has been Marietta's head coach since 2007. The program's all-time winningest coach, VanderWal has led the Pioneers to seven NCAA Division III Tournaments including each of the last five seasons.
The Players: A quartet of Quakers – Jeffery Mansfield, DaeShawn Jackson, Abdul Kanu and Colin Myers – all score in double figures including Mansfield's 19.2 points per game after his 33-point performance in the win over Muskingum. All four grab over four rebounds per game and combine to score over 75 percent of the team's points. A trio of Pioneers – Jason Ellis, Tim Kreeger and Lukas Isaly – score in double figures including Ellis's 17.2 points per contest. Caleb Hoying grabs a team-high 6.1 boards per game.
Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Wilmington 76.5, Marietta 84.8 opponents' points per game – Wilmington 77.5, Marietta 70.3; field goal percentage – Wilmington 44.7, Marietta 45.9; three-point percentage – Wilmington 32.2, Marietta 35.2; free throw percentage – Wilmington 68.5, Marietta 70.0; rebounds per game – Wilmington 31.3, Marietta 44.7; assist-to-turnover ratio – Wilmington 1.08, Marietta 1.16.
Top 25: Marietta checks in at No. 15 in the most recent D3Hoops.com Top 25 Poll.
OAC Player of the Week: Abdul Kanu is the reigning OAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week.
Recent History: Wilmington is 17-35 against Marietta since the 1988 season. The Pioneers won a 75-64 decision at Hermann Court on Jan. 4. More information on the series history can be viewed by visiting 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 heads to Capital University for a 7 p.m. game on Wednesday.