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Men's Basketball Hosts Otterbein on Wednesday

Men's Basketball Hosts Otterbein on Wednesday





WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's basketball team looks to snap a three-game losing skid on Wednesday when Otterbein University comes to Hermann Court for a 7 p.m. Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) contest.

The Teams: Wilmington and Otterbein. The Fightin' Quakers are 4-9 on the season and 2-4 in conference play after falling 89-72 at John Carroll University on Saturday. The Cardinals are 4-9 overall and 1-5 in OAC games after a 76-68 loss at the hands of Baldwin Wallace University on Saturday.

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 17.2 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 nearly three-fourths of Wilmington's scoring. Senior Payton Smith dishes out nearly four assists per 40 minutes. Patrick Dallas is Otterbein's top scoring threat at 15.1 points per game and also the Cardinals' top rebounder at 5.5 boards per contest. Reid Black and Nick Koontz join Dallas in grabbing over five rebounds per game.

Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Wilmington 72.9, Otterbein 64.9; opponents' points per game – Wilmington 78.4, Otterbein 70.8; field goal percentage – Wilmington 42.6, Otterbein 40.9; three-point percentage – Wilmington 31.3, Otterbein 23.6; free throw percentage – Wilmington 66.4, Otterbein 78.8; rebounds per game – Wilmington 30.9, Otterbein 34.0; assist-to-turnover ratio – Wilmington 1.03, Otterbein, 0.9.

Recent History: Wilmington is 26-14 against Otterbein since the 1993 season including winning the last 15 matchups. 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 heads to Baldwin Wallace University for a 3 p.m. contest on Saturday.