*Wilmington Athletic Communications Student Assistant Adam Knaub contributed to this preview.
WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's basketball team travels to Earlham College Wednesday, November 28. Tip-off from Schuckman Court is slated for 7:30 p.m.
The Teams: Wilmington and Earlham. The Fightin' Quakers are 2-1 on the season after splitting a pair of games at the Pablo Coto Tip-Off Tournament in Arlington, Virginia, before Thanksgiving. The Hustlin' Quakers are 1-3 on the year after falling to Adrian College (Michigan) 62-54 on Sunday.
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. Jason Polykoff is in his fifth season as head coach of the Earlham men's basketball team. Polykoff led Earlham to an eight-win campaign last season.
The Players: Three Wilmington individuals - Kevin Lewis, DaeShawn Jackson and Will Patrick - all score in double figures with Lewis leading the team at 18.7 points per game. Lewis, Abdul Kanu and Colin Myers all grab over four rebounds per contest while Patrick and Payton Smith both dish out at least three assists per contest. Lewis and Patrick also pull their weight defensively, stealing over two passes per game. Darrell Hutchison Jr. and Blake Bonin are Earlham's top scorers with both averaging in double figures. Jamel Barnes leads the squad in rebounding at 6.7 boards per contest while Bonin dishes out 2.8 assists per game.
Tale of the Tape: Points per game - Wilmington 73, Earlham 62.5; opponents points per game - Wilmington 64.0, Earlham 66.5; field goal percentage - Wilmington 37.3, Earlham 38.0; three point percentage - Wilmington 34.1, Earlham 31.9; free throw percentage - Wilmington 64.9, Earlham 70.4; rebounds per game - Wilmington 44.3, Earlham 39.5; assist-to-turnover ratio - Wilmington 0.82, Earlham 0.73.
Quaker Bowl Rivalry: The athletics departments of Wilmington and Earlham have re-created the Quaker Bowl rivalry. Originally a traveling trophy for just football and men's basketball, the bowl will now be competed for across all sports the two schools compete in. This year's standings are tied 3-3 while Wilmington won the bowl last year, defeating Earlham 10-2 in head-to-head contests.
Recent History: Wilmington is 6-5 against Earlham since the 1988 season including winning the last two matchups. Earlham did win the last time the two teams played in Richmond, 56-44 on Nov. 29, 2004.
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".
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the game will be available - visit the links above.
Up Next: Wilmington opens Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) play at Heidelberg University on Saturday. Tip-off from Tiffin is scheduled for 2 p.m.