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Men's Basketball Travels to Capital in Search of Season Split

Men's Basketball Travels to Capital in Search of Season Split





WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's basketball team travels to Capital University for the final road game of the 2019-20 regular season on Wednesday. Tip-off form the Capital Center is slated for 7 p.m.

The Teams: Wilmington and Capital. The Fightin' Quakers enter the game with a 10-13 overall record and an 8-8 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) play after falling 104-73 at No. 15 Marietta College on Saturday. The Crusaders are 12-11 overall and also 8-8 in conference competition after a 67-62 home loss to Baldwin Wallace 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. Damon Goodwin, Capital's head coach since the 1994-95 season, has led the Crusaders to nearly 400 wins during that time.

The Players: A quartet of Quakers – Jeffery Mansfield, DaeShawn Jackson, Abdul Kanu and Colin Myers – all score in double figures including Mansfield's 19.2 points per game after his 33-point performance in a win over Muskingum University last weekend. All four grab over four rebounds per game and combine to score over 75 percent of the team's points. Capital also features a quartet – Ganiyu Yahaya, Reed Bradfield, Cameron Caldwell and Tyler Schreck – that score in double figures. Yahaya leads the bunch at 15.3 points per game while Joe Hartmann grabs a team-best 8.4 rebounds per contest.

Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Wilmington 76.3, Capital 71.2; opponents' points per game – Wilmington 78.7, Capital 70.8; field goal percentage – Wilmington 44.6, Capital 43.7; three-point percentage – Wilmington 32.5, Capital 29.9; free throw percentage – Wilmington 67.9, Capital 65.7; rebounds per game – Wilmington 30.9, Capital 38.6; assist-to-turnover ratio – Wilmington 1.11, Capital, 0.83.

OAC Tournament: Both Wilmington and Capital have clinched a berth in the upcoming OAC Tournament. Depending on results of the week, both teams could finish anywhere between No. 3 and No. 7 in the standings.

Recent History: Wilmington is 16-29 against Capital since becoming an NCAA Division III member prior to the 1991-92 season. The Crusaders defeated the Quakers 92-87 at Fred Raizk Arena on Jan. 8.  More information on the series history can be viewed by visiting the link above.

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 hosts John Carroll University for a Senior Day game at Hermann Court on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.