WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's basketball team heads to Otterbein University for a 7 p.m. Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) contest on Wednesday evening.
The Teams: Wilmington and Otterbein. The Fightin' Quakers are 7-12 overall and 5-7 in OAC play after falling 89-73 at Heidelberg University on Saturday. The Cardinals are 6-13 and 3-9 in conference competition after a 71-64 road loss to Capital University.
The Coaches: K.C. Hunt is in his 13th 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 Winters, a former Capital University assistant, is in his first season as Otterbein's head coach.
The Players: Jeffery Mansfield in Wilmington's leading scorer at 18.4 points per game and is one of four Quakers to grab at least four rebounds per game. The other three – DaeShawn Jackson, Colin Myers and Abdul Kanu – also score in double figures. Those four combine to provide 75 percent of Wilmington's scoring. Senior Payton Smith dishes out nearly four assists per 40 minutes. Patrick Dallas is Otterbein's top scoring threat at 15.0 points per game and also the Cardinals' second-leading rebounder at 5.7 boards per contest.
Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Wilmington 75.4, Otterbein 64.7; opponents' points per game – Wilmington 78.0, Otterbein 70.5; field goal percentage – Wilmington 43.7, Otterbein 41.7; three-point percentage – Wilmington 32.7, Otterbein 28.5; free throw percentage – Wilmington 67.9, Otterbein 76.3; rebounds per game – Wilmington 31.2, Otterbein 33.2; assist-to-turnover ratio – Wilmington 1.10, Otterbein, 0.90.
Recent History: Wilmington is 27-14 against Otterbein since the 1993 season including winning the last 16 matchups including a 71-61 win at Hermann Court on Jan. 15. More information on the series history can be viewed by visiting the link above.
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Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the game will be available - visit the links above.
Up Next: Wilmington hosts Baldwin Wallace University for a 3 p.m. game on Saturday.