WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's basketball team returns to Hermann Court on Saturday in search of season sweep of Heidelberg University. The Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) contest is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
The Teams: Wilmington and Heidelberg. The Fightin' Quakers are 11-6 overall and 7-4 in OAC competition after dispatching Ohio Northern University 78-60 on Wednesday evening. The Student Princes are 6-12 overall and 4-7 in conference after narrowly falling to Baldwin Wallace University 70-68 at home on Wednesday.
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. Andy Bucheit, the 2005 graduate of Wittenberg University, enters his sixth season as Heidelberg's head coach. The Student Princes have achieved a 54-75 record under his watch.
The Players: DaeShawn Jackson and Kevin Lewis both score over 15 points per game and combine to score 32.1 points per game for Wilmington. Lewis leads the team in rebounding at 5.8 boards per game as well as sitting atop the conference in steals at 2.4 per contest. Will Patrick, who scored a team-high 19 points in the Quakers' win at Ohio Northern on Wednesday, also scores in double figures at 11.4 points per game. Myron Prewitt notches a double-double on average for Heidelberg as the senior averages 20.0 points per game and grabs 10.6 boards per contest.
Tale of the Tape: Points per game - Wilmington 80.1, Heidelberg 77.6; opponents points per game - Wilmington 76.7, Heidelberg 79.6; field goal percentage - Wilmington 42.9, Heidelberg 42.3; three point percentage - Wilmington 34.9, Heidelberg 31.6; free throw percentage - Wilmington 69.7, Heidelberg 7.14; rebounds per game - Wilmington 36.6, Heidelberg 41.2; assist-to-turnover ratio - Wilmington 0.98, Heidelberg 0.86.
Recent History: Wilmington is 18-21 against Heidelberg since joining the OAC prior to the 2000-01 season and won the first meeting this year 89-81 in Tiffin on Dec. 1, 2018. More information on the series history can be viewed at the link above.
Coaches vs. Cancer Week: Both coaching staffs will be raising awareness for cancer research by wearing tennis shoes at the game.
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, live video and live audio of the contest will be available – visit the links above.
Up Next: Wilmington hosts Otterbein University for a 7 p.m. contest on Wednesday.