WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College men's basketball team concludes the first round of Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) play with a 7 p.m. contest at Otterbein University on Wednesday.
The Teams: Wilmington and Otterbein. The Fightin' Quakers are 5-9 overall and 1-7 in OAC play after a 105-97 loss to No. 23 John Carroll University on Saturday. The Cardinals are 0-15 on the season and 0-8 in OAC play after a 79-66 loss at the hands of No. 25 Baldwin Wallace University on Saturday.
The Coaches: K.C. Hunt enters his 11th 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. The second-winningest coach in program history 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. Brian Oilar, a former DePauw University assistant coach, is in his third season as Otterbein's head men's basketball coach.
The Players: A trio of Quakers average double figures in scoring with Christian Jones leading the way at 17.5 points per game. Nathan Scott, who scored a career-high 28 points against John Carroll on Saturday, averages 13.8 points per game while being second on the squad in rebounding at 3.4 boards per contest. Will Patrick scores over 11 points per game. Justin Carter is the lone Cardinal to score in double figures as he averages 12.6 points per game.
Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Wilmington 80.1, Otterbein 65.6; opponents' points per game – Wilmington 83.4, Otterbein 80.6; field goal percentage – Wilmington 42.2, Otterbein 41.0; three-point percentage – Wilmington 35.8, Otterbein 29.7; free throw percentage – Wilmington 74.9, Otterbein 71.4; rebounds per game – Wilmington 30.6, Otterbein 32.1; assist-to-turnover ratio – Wilmington 1.1, Otterbein 0.8.
Recent History: Wilmington is 18-5 against Otterbein in the last decade including winning the last 11 matchups. More information on the series history can be viewed by visiting the link above.
Coverage: Live statistics, live video and live audio of the game will be available – visit the links above.
Social Media: Wilmington athletics is represented on Facebook (Wilmington College Athletics), Twitter (@DubCQuakers) and Instagram (@DubCQuakers). Follow all the happenings of Wilmington College on social media by using the hashtag "#WeAreDubC".
Up Next: Wilmington begins the second half of OAC play with a trip to Heidelberg University on Saturday.