WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's basketball team travels to Muskingum University for a 7 p.m. Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) contest on Wednesday evening.
The Teams: Wilmington and Muskingum. The Fightin' Quakers are 14-6 overall and 10-4 in the OAC after an 88-81 win at Baldwin Wallace University on Saturday. The Fighting Muskies are 7-14 and 3-11 in conference competition after a 92-78 defeat at Heidelberg University on Saturday.
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. Travis Schwab, who is second on Ohio Wesleyan University's all-time scoring list, is in his fourth season as the Muskies' head coach.
The Players: A trio of Quakers – DaeShawn Jackson, Kevin Lewis and Will Patrick – all score in double figures with Jackson leading the bunch at 15.7 points per game. Lewis, who scores 14-6 points per game, leads the OAC in steals at 2.0 per game as well as being the Quakers' top rebounder at 5.5 boards per contest. Patrick, along with fellow senior Andrew Russell, combine to score 21.8 points per game. Marcus Dempsey, who has played in just six games this season, averages 25.7 points per game for Muskingum. Devon Peart and Mitch Clark also score in double figures for the Muskies.
Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Wilmington 80.3, Muskingum 78.3; opponents points per game - Wilmington 75.8, Muskingum 81.0; field goal percentage - Wilmington 42.8, Muskingum 44.9; three-point percentage - Wilmington 36.5, Muskingum 36.7; free throw percentage - Wilmington 70.4, Muskingum 75.5; rebounds per game - Wilmington 37.3, Muskingum 34.2; assist-to-turnover ratio - Wilmington 0.99, Muskingum 1.19.
Canned Food Drive: Muskingum is hosted a canned food drive for the game. Fans are encouraged to bring a canned food or non-perishable item in exchange for free admission.
Recent History: Wilmington is a 24-23 against Muskingum since becoming a member of NCAA Division III prior to the 1991-92 season. The Quakers have won 8-of-11 including recently including a 92-81 triumph at Hermann Court earlier this year. More information on the series history can be viewed at the link above.
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Coverage: Live statistics, live video and live audio of the game will be available - visit the links above.
Up Next: Wilmington hosts OAC co-leader Marietta College for a 3 p.m. contest on Saturday.