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@DubC_MensHoops Preview: Thomas More Saints

@DubC_MensHoops Preview: Thomas More Saints

The Wilmington College men's basketball team looks to snap a four-game losing streak as the Fightin' Quakers step away from Ohio Athletic Conference action 7 p.m. Monday as the Thomas More Saints visit Fred Raizk Arena in Hermann Court.

NCAA SERIES: Wilmington trails the NCAA series, 10-17. The teams have split the last five meetings. The Fightin' Quakers' last win came in 2013, a 108-75 victory. A lot of the teams meetings came as both teams were members of the Association of Mideast Colleges.

FACULTY/STAFF APPRECIATION: The Wilmington athletic department will honor its faculty and staff during the game. In addition, all members of the faculty and staff will receive a hot dog or hamburger and a drink.

THE LAST TIME: The Wilmington College' men's basketball team came out on the short end of 79-76 decision at Thomas More College November 25, 2014 that saw 19 ties or lead changes.

R.J. Leppert lead Wilmington's offensive effort with 21 points as Law Williams netted 14 and Jonathan Bibbs came off the bench to add 17 points.

MEET THE SAINTS: Thomas More brings a four-game winning streak to the game after a 65-62 win over Mount St. Joseph in the Bridge Shootout.

Two of Thomas More's three double-digit scorers, Junior Stockwell and Ralph Stone, are coming off the bench with 10.3 and 10.1 points, respectively. Junior Simon Clifford leads the team with 15.3 points, while taking a team-high 79 shots. Stone leads the team with 7.7 rebounds, while sophomore Brandon Horne is second with 6.6 boards.

The duo of Daniel Williams and Ryne Callahan have combined to take 45.3 percent (59-of-130) of the team's three-point attempts. Callahan makes 39.1 percent (9-of-23) and Williams connects on 33.3 percent (12-of-36) of their attempts.

Thomas More comes into the game ranked eighth nationally in assists with an average of 20 dimes on 30 baskets. Sophomore Damion King leads the way with 5.0 assists.

UNCLE DREW: Sophomore Andrew Russell is hoping to come out his recent shooting slump. After averaging 16.3 points per game during Wilmington's three-game winning streak, Russell has scored 17 points total in the three games since.

DOUBLE FIGURES: Wilmington enters the game with three players averaging more than 10 points. Junior Christian Jones, who has reached double digits in four consecutive games, leads the team with 13.0 points per game. He has tallied at least 10 points in six of the team's eight games.

EFFICIENT FROSH: Freshman Noah Chatman is currently fourth nationally in field goal percentage, making 71.4 percent of his attempts. Earlier this season, he set a Wilmington NCAA-era record with 14 made field goals.

WE ROLL DEEP: Wilmington's rotation features 11 players that are averaging at least 9.7 minutes per game. In addition, no player is playing more than 24 minutes. In contrast, three players averaged more than 25 last season.
JUMPMAN: The two-time dunk champion Kevin Lewis is using his jumping ability to lead the team with 5.9 rebounds. Lewis is currently 10th in the league in rebounding.

In addition, Lewis is fifth in the league - making 58.8 percent of his shots.

BALANCE: Four different players, in the team's six games, have led the team in scoring. Christian Jones has led the team in three different games.
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